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- 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.Chapter 17 (82% in)
- He pretended that his Christian name was Dolge,—a clear Impossibility,—but he was a fellow of that obstinate disposition that I believe him to have been the prey of no delusion in this particular, but wilfully to have imposed that name upon the village as an affront to its understanding.Chapter 15 (31% in)
- I am surprised, Matthew, that you should expose me to the affront of interference.Chapter 23 (70% in)
- Startop, being a lively, bright young fellow, and Drummle being the exact opposite, the latter was always disposed to resent him as a direct personal affront.Chapter 26 (84% in)
There are no more uses of "affront" in Great Expectations.
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