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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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Northanger Abbey
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  • Do not say Miss Tilney was not angry," cried Catherine, "because I know she was; for she would not see me this morning when I called; I saw her walk out of the house the next minute after my leaving it; I was hurt, but I was not affronted.
  • What could all this mean but an intentional affront?
  • They were far from being an irritable race; far from any quickness in catching, or bitterness in resenting, affronts: but here, when the whole was unfolded, was an insult not to be overlooked, nor, for the first half hour, to be easily pardoned.

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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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