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Cyrano de Bergerac
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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • I do not prank myself out, puppy-like; My toilet is more thorough, if less gay; I would not sally forth—a half-washed-out Affront upon my cheek—a conscience Yellow-eyed, bilious, from its sodden sleep, A ruffled honor, …scruples grimed and dull!

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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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