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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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Crime and Punishment
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  • Raskolnikov had unwarily fixed a very long and direct look on him, so that he felt positively affronted.
  • Mistrustfully and with an affectation of being alarmed and almost affronted, he scanned Raskolnikov’s low and narrow "cabin."
  • "Excuse me, sir," said Luzhin, affronted, and speaking with excessive dignity.
  • I do not dispute that he may have contributed to accelerate the course of events by the moral influence, so to say, of the affront; but as to the general conduct and moral characteristics of that personage, I am in agreement with you.
  • …not later than to-morrow evening at eight o’clock precisely, and herewith I venture to present my earnest and, I may add, imperative request that Rodion Romanovitch may not be present at our interview—as he offered me a gross and unprecedented affront on the occasion of my visit to him in his illness yesterday, and, moreover, since I desire from you personally an indispensable and circumstantial explanation upon a certain point, in regard to which I wish to learn your own…

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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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