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affront
used in Northanger Abbey

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Definition
an intentional insult; or to intentionally insult
  • Do not say Miss Tilney was not angry," cried Catherine, "because I know she was; for she would not see me this morning when I called; I saw her walk out of the house the next minute after my leaving it; I was hurt, but I was not affronted.
    Chapter 12 (61% in)
  • What could all this mean but an intentional affront?
    Chapter 28 (69% in)
  • They were far from being an irritable race; far from any quickness in catching, or bitterness in resenting, affronts: but here, when the whole was unfolded, was an insult not to be overlooked, nor, for the first half hour, to be easily pardoned.
    Chapter 29 (42% in)

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