Don't insult them by refusing their hospitality.
I don't mean to insult them.
"Hey now, don't insult my Oracle," Damian warned.
Rhyn eyed him, suspecting it was an insult, while Gabriel recalled how polished Andre was.
Before another insult could leave her lips, he kissed her, a commanding, intense kiss.
She tensed and waited for him, too, to insult her or boss her around like Romas did before she walked away.
"Maybe I ought to have a word with your brother," she grumbled, surprised the man could insult her without being present.
She even left his picture on her nightstand – a final insult that still stung.
When Rissa merely nodded, accepting the insult, he felt the urge to shake sense into the oblivious woman.
The goddess, enraged at the insult, asks her father Anu to avenge her.
The only excuse made for the alternate cringing and insult, the alternate abuse and lying, which marked his course in this matter, has been the very weak plea that a man cannot fight with a system - a plea which is sufficiently answered by the retort that a great many men have so fought and have won.
Sacrilegium, which originally meant merely the theft of sacred things, although already in Cicero's time it had grown to include in popular speech any insult or injury to them.
The Christian idea of a special providence is nonsense, an insult to the deity.
Churchill, who, confident in his powers, drunk with popularity, and burning with party spirit, was looking for some man of established fame and Tory politics to insult, celebrated the Cock Lane ghost in three cantos, nicknamed Johnson Pomposo, asked where the book was which had been so long promised and so liberally paid for, and directly accused the great moralist of cheating.
One day something happened which seemed to me to be adding insult to injury.
"I was there," said Rostov angrily, as if intending to insult the aide- de-camp.
"And I will tell you this," Prince Andrew interrupted in a tone of quiet authority, "you wish to insult me, and I am ready to agree with you that it would be very easy to do so if you haven't sufficient self-respect, but admit that the time and place are very badly chosen.
Rostov took the joke as an insult, flared up, and said such unpleasant things to the officer that it was all Denisov could do to prevent a duel.
The whole purport of his remarks now was evidently to exalt himself and insult Alexander--just what he had least desired at the commencement of the interview.
A Frenchman never forgets either an insult or a service.