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affront -- as in: an affront to society
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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
  • We’ll take these fellows to the tavern and affront them with t’other couple, and I reckon we’ll find out SOMETHING before we get through."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • I act affronted, but since I’m half eyeing the Mercator girl and half looking into the garden for Helene, Grandfather isn’t convinced.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • While my mother ignored it when she’d check on me at night, I sometimes heard my father whispering to her in an almost affronted tone.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • "I’m sweet," she said, affronted, and holding back his license.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • There’s a part of me that feels as if I should be deeply affronted on behalf of chess players everywhere.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It was an affront, a deprivation, to herself and to the world.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Mine had been the fury of resentment born of fear: resentment against the beasts who had engendered naked terror in me and who, by so doing, had intolerably affronted my human ego.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • He took his seat, moving with an odd combination of graceful courtliness and stiff, affronted dignity.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • For I had been quietly considering various revenges upon him, drawing up the ways I would pay him back for his diatribes and affronts, my plans including, too, the-most extreme of acts.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • At least they too were covered in grease smudges, completing the affront.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • He said it as if it were almost an affront.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The modish bonnet with curling white feathers seemed to her uncle a crowning affront.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • The king had claimed that magic was an affront to the Goddess and her gods—that to wield it was to impertinently imitate their power.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It’s as if she assumes everything will go right, and when it doesn’t— —which, of course, is pretty often—she is surprised and affronted.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • This latest affront was too much for the students to bear.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • It was felt that the collection was an affront to African religion, and no one at the lycee took it over.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Idleness would have seemed not only a sign of moral decay, but an affront to the natural order of things.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • It was a deliberate affront to me and a threat toward Sofia.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • In this heat every extra gesture was an affront to the common store of life.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Percy looked affronted.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • He ran in the middle, climbed in the middle, and he could shoot straight enough so as not to affront his superiors.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Jace looked affronted.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He saw for the first time his father’s house for the monstrosity, the affront, the monument to injustice, that it privately was to everyone else.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Her face was rigid, an affront.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • She had a casual way of ignoring affronts, slipping past insults to her whiteness like a seasoned boxer slips punches.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • Now that they wereshaheed, packing up and running was an even worse affront, a betrayal, a disavowal of the sacrifice her sons had made.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Colonel Korn jerked his elbow free from Yossarian’s clutching fingers in startled affront.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Bagman looked almost affronted, but couldn’t say much more as Fred and George turned up at that point.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • It seemed to be as much an affront to the dead as it would have been to have stripped off her clothing in her sleep whilst living.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It was so evident that Mrs. Turner took black folk as a personal affront to herself.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • He took the matter as an affront to him.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • "Of course I will," says Grady, affronted.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • It was seriously meant, and if he tried to laugh it off she would take it as an affront.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He attached no definite meaning to the word that I am aware of, but used it, like his own pretended Christian name, to affront mankind, and convey an idea of something savagely damaging.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Nearly Headless Nick looked highly affronted.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • She stared, affronted.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • To speak frankly, many are sexual deviants, either terribly repressed and subject to explosions of frenzied lasciviousness or openly depraved, in either case regularly affronting management with gross outrages of free sex and incest.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Raskolnikov had unwarily fixed a very long and direct look on him, so that he felt positively affronted.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • 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.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • "When we are in Du Weldenvarden," she informed him, "I expect that you will not speak to me in such a familiar way, unless you wish to cause affront."
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Which would be an affront to Captain Nemo, since he hates to slay harmless beasts needlessly.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He was keenly conscious of his citizenship, wished to live with his city on terms mutually honourable and resented any affront put upon him by those whom he called country bumpkins.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • For this affront they blinded him, bereft him of his god-given song, and stilled his harping.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She wins all arguments by the use of vehemence and the conviction that a difference of opinion is a personal affront.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The family of the girl who had been thus slighted took counsel how to avenge the affront, and Mosca de’ Lamberti gave the ill advice to murder the young Buondelmonte.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • I’m prepared, therefore, to forgive your affront to me.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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