Affronts sentence example

affronts
  • But no state could long tolerate the affronts which English seamen offered Spain.
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  • In addition to these affronts upon the state religion, he insulted the intelligence of the community by horseplay of the wildest description and by childish practical joking.
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  • The affronts which his poverty emboldened stupid and low-minded men to offer to him would have broken a mean spirit into sycophancy, but made him rude even to ferocity.
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  • He affronts every canon of taste, more by a radical absence, it would seem, of the sense of proportion than by any desire to shock.
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  • At a time of such love, such rapture, and such self-sacrifice, what do any of our quarrels and affronts matter?
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