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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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War and Peace
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  • At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
  • The Emperor, with the agitation of one who has been personally affronted, was finishing with these words: "To enter Russia without declaring war!

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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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