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used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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an intentional insult; or to intentionally insult
  • 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.
    Chapter 29 (21% in)
affront = create a confrontational face-to-face exchange

(editor's note:  This is a less common sense of affront that is sometimes seen in classic literature. Today it more commonly references an intentional insult.)
There are no more uses of "affront" in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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