The inference was insulting.
"I'm not sure if you're insulting me or complimenting me," she said with a puzzled smile.
It is free to every one to form his own conclusions in religious matters; and so we do no more than set forth the meaning of divine things as they appear to our minds without, however, attacking or insulting those who differ from us.
The insulting dismissal of a large body of Athenian troops which had come, under Cimon, to aid the Spartans in the siege of the Messenian stronghold of Ithome, the consummation of the Attic democracy under Ephi altes and Pericles, the conclusion of an alliance between Athens Training A pothetae (ai 'A-r-o%-raa, from lurOBEros, hidden) .
This deputation led to the recall of Narses in 567, accompanied, according to a somewhat late tradition, by an insulting message from the empress Sophia, who sent him a golden distaff, and bade him, as he was not a man, go and spin wool in the apartments of the women.
Kris and Kiki both looked towards the sky when the thunder began. They'd both given their jackets to Hannah, whose step was growing slower the farther they went into the jungle. Kiki muttered but didn't openly bitch, probably knowing Kris had no patience for anyone insulting his mate.
215 the emperor Caracalla visited the city; and, in order to repay some insulting satires that the inhabitants had made upon him, he commanded his troops to put to death all youths capable of bearing arms. This brutal order seems to have been carried out even beyond the letter, for a general massacre was the result.
He rejected the insulting ultimatum of the Russian emperor.
As the country districts could yield nothing more, it became necessary to demand money from the Parisians and from the citizens of the various towns, and to search out and furbish up old disused edictsedicts as to measures and scales of pricesat the very moment when the luxury and corruption of the parvenus was insulting the poverty and suffering of the people, and exasperating all those officials who took their functions seriously.
The affairs of Europe during the years when Habsburg and Bourbon fought their domestic battles with the blood of noble races may teach grave lessons to all thoughtful men of our days, but none bitterer, none fraught with more insulting recollections, than to the Italian people, who were haggled over like dumb driven cattle in the mart of chaffering kings.
Narses had employed Lombard auxiliaries in his, campaigns against the The Goths; and when he was recalled by ~n insulting Lombards.
This insulting behaviour, and the language of the letter with which Andrew reappeared, marked the mission a failure: King Louis, says Joinville, "se repenti fort."
Meanwhile Timur sent letters after the fugitive sons of Bayezid promising to confer on them their father's dominions, and protesting that his attack had been due merely to the insulting tone adopted towards him by Bayezid and to the entreaties of the dispossessed princes of Asia Minor.
An insulting decree was passed in the Cortes, ordering the prince Dom Pedro to come to Europe, which filled the Brazilians with alarm; they foresaw that without a central authority the country would fall back to its former colonial state subject to Portugal.
On the receipt by Arthur of the insulting message of the Roman emperor, demanding tribute, it is he who is despatched as ambassador to the enemy's camp, where his arrogant and insulting behaviour brings about the outbreak of hostilities.
His residence at Linz was troubled by the harsh conduct of the pastor Hitzler, in excluding him from the rites of his church on the ground of supposed Calvinistic leanings - a decision confirmed, with the addition of an insulting reprimand, on his appeal to Wurttemberg.
The new emperor Nicephorus, thinking himself strong enough to refuse the payment of tribute, wrote an insulting letter to Harun, who contented himself with replying: "Thou shalt not hear, but see, my answer."
Pope Gregory attempted to mediate, but the cities refused to accept the insulting terms offered by Frederick.
A weal dog astwide a fence! shouted Denisov after him (the most insulting expression a cavalryman can address to a mounted infantryman) and riding up to Rostov, he burst out laughing.
His tone was beyond insulting.
Fanatics sought death by insulting the magistrates or by breaking idols, and in their enthusiasm for martyrdom became self-centred and forgetful of their normal duty.
At the commencement of the reign of the tsar Nicholas II., in 1895, the Doukhobors became the victims of a series of persecutions, Cossack soldiers plundering, insulting, beating and maltreating both men and women in every way.
When in difficulty he ran to her and flattered her with the name of Madame La Ressource - Madame Quick Wit - which did not prevent him from insulting and even kicking her when the immediate need of her help was over.
134), does not state the cause of his death; various reasons are assigned by later writers - his insulting sarcasms, the embezzlement of money entrusted to him by Croesus for distribution at Delphi, the theft of a silver cup.
At his advanced age, however, and with the sense he had of his powers, he was not likely to be brought to a better mind by so insulting an opponent.
Another explanation is that the place of the sacred wolf once worshipped in Arcadia was taken in cult by Zeus Lycaeus, and in popular tradition by Lycaon, the ancestor of the Arcadians, who was supposed to have been punished for his insulting treatment of Zeus.
Returning to Japan in 1873, Iwakura found the cabinet divided as to the manner of dealing with Korea's insulting attitude.
In 450 Theodosius II., the incapable emperor of the East, died, and his throne was occupied by a veteran soldier named Marcian, who answered the insulting message of Attila in a manlier tone than his predecessor.
Serious disturbances thereupon ensued; and the Protestants, getting the worst of the argument, silenced their gainsayers by insulting the bishops and priests in the streets and profaning and devastating the Catholic churches.
Let us, the inhabitants of the Cape Colony, be swift to recognize that we are one people, cast together under a glorious flag of liberty, with heads clear enough to appreciate the freedom we enjoy, and hearts resolute to maintain our true privileges; let us desist from reproaching and insulting one another, and, rejoicing that we have this goodly land as a common heritage, remember that by united action only can we realize its grand possibilities.
Their grudge against their father was sedulously fostered by~ their mother Eleanor, a clever and revengeful woman, who could never forgive her husband for keeping her in the background in political matters and insulting her by his frequent amours.
Hence the mishaps and imprudences of which Bismarck made such an insulting use.
Sent to the army in Malta in 1776 he spent part of his two years there in prison for insulting a religious procession.
Proceeding to Christiansand in 1804, Hauge set up a printingpress to disseminate his views more widely, but was almost immediately arrested for holding illegal religious meetings, and for insulting the regular clergy in his books, all of which were confiscated; he was also heavily fined.
Bismarck afterwards said that this speech of Bebel's was a "ray of light," showing him that Socialism was an enemy to be fought against and crushed; and in 1872 Bebel was accused in Brunswick of preparation for high treason, and condemned to two years' imprisonment in a fortress, and, for insulting the German emperor, to nine months' ordinary imprisonment.
Half the people in the kingdom were dying of hunger, while the court was insulting poverty by its luxury and waste; and from 1750 onwards political ferment was everywhere manifest.
At the moment, she wasn't sure whether she found all his concern touching or insulting.
How could she tell him without being insulting?
Then again, maybe she only wanted to believe that because to believe otherwise would be insulting.
She started to defend herself, but his implication was insulting.
According to another story, she fell to the lot of Odysseus, as a slave, and in despair threw herself into the Hellespont; or, she used such insulting language towards her captors that they put her to death (Dictys Cretensis v.
It was on this occasion that President Kruger, referring to the London Convention, spoke of Queen Victoria as a kwaaje Vrouw, an expression which caused a good deal of offence in England at the time, but which, to any one familiar with the homely phraseology of the Boers, obviously was not meant by President Kruger as insulting.
The inference was insulting - especially so since he had been throwing the money at her ever since they met.
I abhor this type of insulting behavior.
Contemporary of his own contemporaries, his images of the poor were insulting.
All this may seem elementary, even insulting to the student's natural good manners.
hectoring, insulting tone.
Please note that this term is not insulting - we all have an idiolect.
insulting the contributors.
Try and keep on topic if you can and no insulting the contributors.
redneck bars, Harley makes a point of insulting the natives, the majority of whom are amputees.
Notwithstanding his insulting language concerning Mary and the fact that he was the "stoutest" in refusing mass, he became one of her chief advisers, but his complete ascendancy over her mind and affections dates from the murder of Rizzio on the 9th of March 1566.
Seized with a longing to pursue and kill the Moor on account of his insulting language, Ignatius, still doubting as to his best course, left the matter to his mule, which at the dividing of the ways took the path to the abbey, leaving the open road which the Moor had taken.
Sir Robert Peel's party, catching at this hint, threw themselves into a frantic state of excitement, and when Cobden attempted to explain that he meant official, not personal responsibility, they drowned his voice with clamorous and insulting shouts.
Quarrels soon arose, partly out of the circumstance that the Romans had sought to make alliances with certain Danubian tribes which Ruas chose to regard as properly subject to himself, partly also because some of the undoubted subjects of the Hun had found refuge on Roman territory; and Theodosius, in reply to an indignant and insulting message which he had received about this cause of dispute, was preparing to send off a special embassy when tidings arrived that Ruas was dead and that he had been succeeded in his kingdom by Attila and Bleda, the two sons of his brother Mundzuk (433).
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At truck stops and redneck bars, Harley makes a point of insulting the natives, the majority of whom are amputees.
However, you go far beyond questioning imo, you 're very insulting and vindictive for no apparent good reason.
Examples include threats, name-calling, gossiping, insulting the victim's family or turning friends against her.
Avoid insulting either the bride or groom, even if the joke is an inside or long-running one.
Insulting your loved one or using tough love is not beneficial at this time because it will only make him or her defensive and resist your requests.
She spoke on camera with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, and felt O'Reilly's comments were actually insulting to the women who have raised families on their own, not always by choice.
A wife can give her husband a gift that is quite funny from her, but insulting from someone else.
The narrator of the game will also chime in many times to tell some details of the Bard's story and make smart and insulting remarks about him throughout the game.
At this point, the audio is just insulting.
Clues are so obvious that it is kind of insulting.
People with Tourette syndrome are more likely to exhibit non-obscene, socially inappropriate behaviors such as expressing insulting or socially unacceptable comments or performing socially unacceptable actions.
In the United States and Europe, even the use of the word homosexual can be seen as insulting.
Although a facial cleft was once referred to as a harelip to reflect its similarity to the mouth of a rabbit, the term is considered insulting today.
Their surf gear is girly without ever being insulting, providing just a hint of pink while you outshine all of the guys on that next wave.
For the partner in that encounter, the addict's easy dismissal of any emotional ties can be insulting and upsetting.
Avoid backhanded compliments - Some books and dating gurus advise that insulting a woman is actually a way to gain her affection.
In fact, some "seduction experts" recommend this for adults, encouraging men say to something mildly insulting to the woman of their desire.
If a promise ring may be seen as insulting or belittling, the couple may want to consider a very long engagement while they prepare for a life together, instead of making a lesser commitment.
Funny doesn't mean ridiculing or insulting either.
Emotional abuse: name-calling, insulting, belittling, degrading, shaming, and rejecting.
Humor is often misinterpreted and frequently perceived as insulting.
However, be careful not to cross the line between a little sassy attitude and downright insulting.
In fact, there are entire websites devoted to the kinds of cheers that are jeering or insulting to the opposing team.
Some teams - even some team captains - substitute the idea of "we're the best!" (a common theme) for "you're the worst!" and let the chants become insulting to the other team.
Ann Wilson states that the song was written in anger after a man approached her at a backstage meet-and-greet and made denigrating, low ball statements that were insulting to women.
On the Ur So Gay controversy, Perry has justified her lyrics saying that the song was about an ex-boyfriend she believed to be gay and was not intended to be insulting to anyone.
This certainly isn't an easy task for women who would usually instigate a fight with someone insulting them, and this is why this test is so difficult.
When his Uncle Vernon's sister comes to visit the Dursley home, Harry is delivered the last straw when she begins insulting his parents.
Shopping for a job could be problematic, and insulting to your current employer, if done inappropriately.
The LiveJournal Secrets community was becoming a community where members were insulting and harassing each other with insulting and disparaging comments.
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