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Atlas Shrugged
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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • His head drawn into his shoulders, he was looking at them with the anger of a man declaring that the country’s troubles were a personal affront to him.
  • A plant that struggled to mangle its roots, a bird that fought to break its wings would not remain for long in the existence they affronted.
  • But I damned my body’s capacity to express what I felt, I damned, as an affront to her, the highest tribute I could give her-just as they damn my ability to translate the work of my mind into Rearden Metal, just as they damn me for the power to transform matter to serve my needs.

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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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