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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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The Aeneid
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  • Shall such affronts as these alone inflame The Grecian brothers, and the Grecian name?
  • Fierce Hyllus threaten’d high, and, face to face, Affronted Turnus in the middle space: The prince encounter’d him in full career, And at his temples aim’d the deadly spear; So fatally the flying weapon sped, That thro’ his helm it pierc’d his head.

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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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