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affront

affront Sentence Examples

  • To have done so would have been a mortal affront to his ally, Austria.

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  • He feels it was an affront to him because the betrayer who murdered our father came from his family.

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  • revenge for an affront, massacred all the men capable of bearing arms in Alexandria.

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  • The British government refused to put up with an affront of this kind, and their envoy, supported by an army, continued his advance.

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  • The news of this "mortal affront" to the honour of France caused immense excitement in Paris.

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  • Also that Mordecai offered a gross affront to Haman, for which no slighter punishment would satisfy Haman than the destruction of the whole Jewish race (iii.

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  • Reckless of political expediency, Sumner moved that the Fugitive Slave Act be forthwith repealed; and for more than three hours he denounced it as a violation of the constitution, an affront to the public conscience, and an offence against the divine law.

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  • Catherine de' Medici was greatly incensed at this affront, and took her revenge by having the constable disgraced on the death of Henry II.

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  • England and France could hardly sit still under this affront, and decided to administer chastisement by the hand of the suzerain power, which was delighted to have an opportunity of asserting its authority.

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  • He wished to complete his exploration of the upper range of Lebanon; he remained, therefore, with Henriette to affront the dangerous miasma of a Syrian autumn.

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  • The " honest and sweet conversation " of the three daughters attracted him, and though his inclination led him to prefer the second he married the eldest, Jane, in 1505, not liking to put the affront upon her of passing her over in favour of her younger sister.

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  • Jacques decided on the legality of suppressing the order of the Templars, holding that the pope would be serving the best interests of the church by pronouncing its suppression; but he rejected the condemnation of Boniface as a sacrilegious affront to the church and a monstrous abuse of the lay power.

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  • Calvin, indignant at the calumny which was thus cast upon the reformed party in France, hastily prepared for the press his Institutes of the Christian Religion, which he published "first that I might vindicate from unjust affront my brethren whose death was precious in the sight of the Lord, and, next, that some sorrow and anxiety should move foreign peoples, since the same sufferings threatened many."

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  • Moreover, it was an affront, in particular, for the sons of Walid I., who already had considered the nomination of Yazid II.

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  • The irritation kept up by the agents of Philip V., incensed by this affront, and the discontent aroused by the institutions of the.inquan~ime and the militia, by the re-establishment of the feudal tax on Louis XV.s joyful accession, and by the resumption of a persecution of the Protestants and the Jansenists which had apparently died out, were cleverly exploited by Fleury; and a last ill-timed attempt by the queen to separate the king from him brought about the fall of the duc de Bourbon, very opportunely for France, in June 1726.

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  • In June 1805 there came a last and intolerable affront to the emperors of Austria and Russia, who at that very time were seeking to put bounds to Napoleons ambition and to redress the balance of power.

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  • That they'd ally with the dishonorable Yirkin was his fault; his affront at taking Kiera from them was enough for them to overcome their distaste at dealing with the Yirkin, whom they viewed as even less civilized than the Anshan.

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  • "By letting them attack you, Harmony made a personal affront to the Dark One," Gabriel explained.

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  • The Qatwal disowns her, yet seeks to battle me as well for the affront.

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  • One of his motives in taking this course no doubt was a strong personal dislike of Peel, with whom he had often been in collision, and who had singled him out in 1829 for what must be called a marked affront.

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  • Their war was passive-aggressive rather than open, consisting of Qatwal making his ore ships disappear and then reappear without the ore or his affront at the last Council meeting, where A'Ran had Kisolm, the man who would be dhjan, imprisoned in his quarters and miss the Council's final vote on who would maintain distribution rights to the ore only Anshan possessed.

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  • Not that I would put an affront upon the learning of any of those honorable employments, much less upon their persons.

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  • You have an ego identification with your ideas and you take personal affront to those who differ with your thoughts on any subject.

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  • He has allowed any member to raise a concern regarding the contents of any particular message without causing a direct affront to the individual.

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  • But it is also true that even the mildest depiction constitutes an affront of sorts to most unionists.

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  • Beyond that point it starts to become an affront to liberty.

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  • But our sin is above all a personal affront to God.

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  • But for a very considerable minority, it was the greatest imaginable affront.

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  • Paul B Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:30 am Post subject: A gross affront... Who the Devil are you?

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  • The Emperor threatened that if such affront were repeated, he would strike coins with words respecting Mohammad grievous to his followers.

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  • They are, as Mr Justice Sullivan said, an affront to justice.

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  • This appears to me faint sketch of a system of Salvation which does not affront our reason and humanity.

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  • golly image was an affront to black people.

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  • life-or-death duel with someone who is an affront to everything he believes in.

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  • His sister Drusilla had broken the Law by her marriage with Felix; and his own notorious relations with his sister Berenice, and his coins which bore the images of the emperors, were an open affront to the conscience of Judaism.

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  • and his companions undertook to defend the following propositions: (1) That the Holy Christian Church, of which Christ is the only Head, is born of the Word of God, abides therein, and does not listen to the voice of a stranger; (2) that this Church imposes no laws on the conscience of people without the sanction of the Word of God, and that the laws of the Church are binding only in so far as they agree with the Word; (3) that Christ alone is our righteousness and our salvation, and that to trust to any other merit or satisfaction is to deny Him; (4) that it cannot be proved from the Holy Scripture that the body and blood of Christ are corporeally present in the bread and in the wine of the Lord's Supper; (5) that the mass, in which Christ is offered to God the Father for the sins of the living and of the dead, is contrary to Scripture and a gross affront to the sacrifice and death of the Saviour; (6) that we should not pray to dead mediators and intercessors, but to Jesus Christ alone; (7) that there is no trace of purgatory in Scripture; (8) that to set up pictures and to adore them is also contrary to Scripture, and that images and pictures ought to be destroyed where there is danger of giving them adoration; (9) that marriage is lawful to all, to the clergy as well as to the laity; (I o) that shameful living is more disgraceful among the clergy than among the laity.

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  • Nudists claimed that an excess of shame and modesty bred psychological complexes, unhealthy relations between the sexes, and produced bodies that were both unhealthy and an affront to beauty.

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  • You take it as a personal affront that she does things without your knowledge or permission.

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