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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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  • Sweet Gertrude, leave us too; For we have closely sent for Hamlet hither, That he, as ’twere by accident, may here Affront Ophelia: Her father and myself,—lawful espials,— Will so bestow ourselves that, seeing, unseen, We may of their encounter frankly judge; And gather by him, as he is behav’d, If’t be the affliction of his love or no That thus he suffers for.

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  • She considered anything but the very best manners to be an affront to her dignity.
  • Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love.
    Jon Corzine

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