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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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David Copperfield
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  • My father had once been a favourite of hers, I believe; but she was mortally affronted by his marriage, on the ground that my mother was ’a wax doll’.
  • But I felt it quite an affront to be supposed proud, and said I only wanted to be asked.

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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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