Affront sentence example

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  • To have done so would have been a mortal affront to his ally, Austria.
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  • But our sin is above all a personal affront to God.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • They are, as Mr Justice Sullivan said, an affront to justice.
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  • Beyond that point it starts to become an affront to liberty.
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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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  • 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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  • "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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 news of this "mortal affront" to the honour of France caused immense excitement in Paris.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • You take it as a personal affront that she does things without your knowledge or permission.
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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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  • 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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