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affront
used in Of Human Bondage

5 uses
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Definition
an intentional insult; or to intentionally insult
  • When he was ploughed for his final he looked upon it as a personal affront.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (77% in)
  • Hayward felt that life was full of ugliness, his soul revolted from the thought of affronting again the cynicism of examiners, and he saw something rather splendid in kicking away the ball which lay at his feet.
    25-26 — Chapters 25-26 (79% in)
  • He hesitated, for he did not at that moment want to see anyone, and her uncouth way seemed out of place amid the happiness he felt around him; but he had divined her sensitiveness to affront, and since she had seen him thought it would be polite to speak to her.
    41-42 — Chapters 41-42 (6% in)
  • They did not feel the need of taking a bath constantly, and Philip often heard them speak with indignation of the necessity to do so with which they were faced on entering the hospital: it was both an affront and a discomfort.
    113-114 — Chapters 113-114 (34% in)
  • He did not know quite what those unknown contacts would give him, but he felt that he would gather from them a strength and a purpose which would make him more capable of affronting and comprehending the manifold wonders of places more distant and more strange.
    121-122 — Chapters 121-122 (31% in)

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