How to use Insults in a sentence
I can get into enough trouble without people squeezing imaginary insults out of my words.
But you need something to keep you from challenging every merchant's son who insults your boots.
In the chapter (xx.) of that work where Hobbes dealt with the famous problem whose solution he thought he had found, there were left expressions against Vindex (Ward) at a time when the solutions still seemed to him good; but the solutions themselves, as printed, were allowed to be all in different ways halting, as he naively confessed he had discovered only when he had been driven by the insults of malevolent men to examine them more closely with the help of his friends.
It is said that he was subjected to the greatest insults by his captors, and that after his death his skin was stuffed with straw and preserved as a trophy in the chief Persian temple.
Witnesses reported hearing the attackers shout homophobic insults at Mr Dobrowski.Advertisement
This can range from verbal banter, including insults, jokes and comments with sexual or racist undertones, to unwelcome physical abuse.
Arrested with Robespierre and Saint-Just, his colleagues in the triumvirate of the Terror, and subjected to indescribable sufferings and insults, he was taken to the scaffold on the same cart with Robespierre on the 28th of July 1794 (loth Thermidor).
In 1854 Marcy had to deal with the complications growing out of the bombardment of San Juan del Norte (Greytown), Nicaragua, by the United States sloop-of-war " Cyane " for insults offered the American minister by its inhabitants and for their refusal to make restitution for damages to American property.
Altars were always places of refuge, and even criminals and slaves were there safe, violence offered to them being insults to the gods whose suppliants the refugees were for the time being.
His opposition to the war of 1870 exposed him to insults and violence, and in 1872 he was condemned to two years' imprisonment in a fortress for treasonable intentions.Advertisement
Their relations with the East Roman emperor (sole lord of the world after the Roman Senate had sent the imperial insignia to Constantinople in 476) were confined to receiving insults from him or suspecting him of heresy.
The most powerful states in Europe condescended to make payments to them and to tolerate their insults.
With all the insults and arrogance, she couldn.t take her mind off the statue of Rhyn and her sister being at the mercy of such a man.
Kaunitz confronts Candy, and in the ensuing fracas Candy insults the German Army.
Family insults may be especially hurtful in the context of children's homes as family relationships were often strained, uncertain and sometimes severed.Advertisement
The audience, carefully selected to be hostile, offered a series of gratuitous insults to the Prime Minister.
When the opposition has to resort to petty insults, you know they're on the defensive.
By now Alan, Gordon and Virgil were indulging in a round of pushing and shoving each other whilst trading insults.
For anybody who said they liked the magic, there'd be two popular jocks who'd hurl insults as all their friends laughed.
In contrast to physical injury, fractionated radiotherapy produces a series of repeated insults to the normal tissues.Advertisement
Elected a member of the Versailles assembly, he resigned his mandate in anger at French insults, and withdrew to Caprera until, in 1874, he was elected deputy for Rome.
The first, containing thirteen articles, recognized (Articles 1 and 2) the person of the pontiff as sacred and intangible, and while providing for free discussion of religious questions, punished insults and outrages against the pope in the same way as insults and outrages against the king.
Some of the philosophers who talked idly of the good old times of the republic, and thus indirectly encouraged conspiracy, provoked him into reviving the obsolete penal laws against this class, but only one, Helvidius Priscus, was put to death, and he had affronted the emperor by studied insults.
In 1001 Ãƒâ€ thelred gave this monastery and the town of Bradford to the nunnery of Shaftesbury, in order that the nuns might have a safe refuge against the insults of the Danes.
The " patriot " party did their utmost to curtail his prerogatives, and harass him with petty insults, and at last the Prussian king was obliged to interfere to save his niece, who was even more un- of popular than her weak husband, from being driven from the country.Advertisement
And yet he, who was generally the haughtiest and most irritable of mankind, who was but too prompt to resent anything which looked like a slight on the part of a purse-proud bookseller, or of a noble and powerful patron, bore patiently from mendicants, who, but for his bounty, must have gone to the workhouse, insults more provoking than those for which he had knocked down Osborne and bidden defiance to Chesterfield.
Shouting insults does n't make them realize they 're being used against the nation 's interest.
The political candidate tried to impute some rather unfortunate insults to his opponent.
Self-centered, she often insults the celebrities, and sometimes even Nick and Johnny.
From there, it just escalated, with Trump firing back insults and threatening to sue.Advertisement
More insults were flung during interviews, until MTV finally put The Hills cast on "media blackout," keeping them from providing further interviews.
What was supposed to be a basic promotional interview broke down into an exchange of catty insults and barbs between the two women.
Spina bifida may arise because of chromosome abnormalities, single gene mutations, or specific environmental insults such as maternal diabetes mellitus or prenatal exposure to certain anticonvulsant drugs.
Because of greater social interaction, children need to learn the differences between real and imaginary insults, as well as the difference between standing up for their rights and attacking in anger.
Far from being prized, it isn't thought much of in its native country, and is in fact the cause of jokes and insults in Britain.Advertisement
Fergie is one of those celebrities who often endures public insults regarding her personal appearance.
When that happens, the couple should be prepared to part ways amicably rather than with continued insults and arguments.
Sure, you may have every reason for breaking off the relationship, but pointing fingers and hurling insults won't get the job done any quicker or easier.
You have put me through heck with all of your verbal threats and insults.
Don't exchange insults or get drawn into a conflict, especially if other people are present.Advertisement
Are people being respectful of each other, or are they bickering endlessly and slinging insults?
One potential clash is the Virgo woman's tendency to be critical, which could trigger the Scorpio's tendency to perceive insults that may not really be there.
They hurl insults, innuendo, and threats.
These borderline words are often insults or poor language, like crap and stupid.
Personal phone calls and gum-chewing conversations between employees, insults a customer who may leave, never to return.Advertisement
Even if you're the one chanting the insults, it changes the feeling between the teams from respectful opponents to actual enemies.
Shakur reportedly told Wallace when they met again a year later that Shakur was saying all the public insults to Notorious B.I.G. just to sell his records.
Those diary room stints were filled with rants and insults, and a hurt jury awarded the game to Lisa.
The pair, who must work together every day, battle each other at every turn with colorful insults and the occasional screaming match.
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The most sacred duty an Australian had to perform was the avenging of the death of a kinsman, and he was the object of constant taunts and insults till he had done so.
Libels, insults, &c., resistance to public authority, offences against good customs, thefts and frauds, have increased; assaults are nearly stationary.
Under Ventidius Cumanus (48-52) the mutual hatred of Jews and Romans, Samaritans and Jews, found vent in insults and bloodshed.
What was more, Prussia, finding that Napoleon had secretly offered to the British Hanover (that gilded hook by which he caught her early in the year), now resolved to avenge this, the last of several insults.
Here was a crusader against whom a Crusade was proclaimed in his own territories; and when he arrived in the Holy Land he found little obedience and many insults from all but his own immediate followers.
The insults of Talleyrand, and his shameless attempts to extort bribes from the American commissioners, roused the deep anger of the people against France.
Nevertheless, the monks continued to be subjected to insults as followers of a heretic, until they obtained from Honorius III.
In 1001 Ã†thelred gave this monastery and the town of Bradford to the nunnery of Shaftesbury, in order that the nuns might have a safe refuge against the insults of the Danes.
And he bestowed on the angel so commissioned the title of Son, and foretold for him insults, blasphemies, sufferings and crucifixion.
In resenting such insults, a remarkable uniformity and regularity in the processes is brought about by the different cells and fluids of the healthy tissues of the body.
A series of negotiations followed; nothing was demanded of the Burmese beyond a very moderate compensation for the injuries inflicted on the masters of two British vessels, an apology for the insults offered by the governor of Rangoon to the representatives of the British government, and the re-establishment of at least the appearance of friendly relations by the reception of a British agent by the Burmese government.
On the 1st Prairial he presided over the Convention, and remained unmoved by the insults and menaces of the insurgents.
He did not succeed in his mission; he was subjected to the grossest insults; and under compulsion signed a treaty giving over the disputed territory to Bhutan, and making other concessions which the Bhutan government demanded.
On the 12th of November he was guillotined amid the insults of a howling mob.
It was the profits of this neutral trade, notwithstanding the losses to which it was exposed by the high-handed measures of the British and the French governments, that caused these insults to be more or less patiently endured by the trading interests.
Similar gradations occur in the compensations paid for various injuries and insults, in fines and, among some tribes, in the value attached to a man's oath.
In 1890 a treaty was concluded, and trade regulations under this treaty in 1893; but the negotiations were carried on with the Chinese authorities, and the lamas, considering themselves to have received insufficient recognition, repudiated them and offered further insults.
Common-sense must have shown the leaders of the revolt that they would never be safe while Peter lived, and they had insults to avenge.
A new revolt of Sidon against the Persians took place under King Tennes owing to the insults offered to the Sidonians at the federal diet in Tripolis.
He could, never forgive Gustavus for having forestalled the revolution, and his morbidly irritable and suspicious temper saw slights and insults in the most innocent conjunctures.
A strong party in the Provinces were unfriendly to the Commonwealth, and insults were offered in the Hague to the English envoys.
He talked at large of the "purple geese of the Capitol" and met the remonstrances of Cardinal Zelada, the papal secretary of state, with insults.
He now attacked more in detail but not more happily than before Wallis's great work, while hardly attempting any further defence of his own positions; also he repelled with some force and dignity the insults that had been heaped upon him, and fought the verbal points, but could not leave the field without making political insinuations against his adversary, quite irrelevant in themselves and only noteworthy as evidence of his own resignation to Cromwell's rule.
Frederick William's hatred of his son, openly avowed, displayed itself in violent outbursts and public insults, and so harsh was his treatment that Frederick frequently thought of running away and taking refuge at the English court.
It is certain, from documents, that Douglas was always in the royal entourage from June 1451 to January 1452, so that stories of insults and crimes committed by him at this period seem legendary.
Till the spring of 1565, Mary, despite the insults to her religion and the provocations to herself, had remained attached to " the English course " and to the counsels of Moray and Lethington.
During the civil wars between the sons of Shah Jahan, the king of Assam renewed his predatory incursions into Bengal; upon the termination of the contest, Aurangzeb determined to avenge these repeated insults, and despatched a considerable force for the regular invasion of the Assamese territory (1660-1662).
But the popes had made it their residence after the insults offered to Boniface VIII.
If the danger of French invasion was a reality, it was so mainly owing to the deplorable condition of Ireland, where the The Act natural disaffection of the Roman Catholic majority of Union of the populationdeprived of political and many with d social rights, and exposed to the insults and oppression ft an of a Protestant minority corrupted by centuries of ascendancyinvited the intervention of a foreign enemy.
She braced herself for the resentful looks and whispered insults she was glad Toby was too young to understand.
Is it merely throwing insults to say that a particular opinion is morally bankrupt?
Please help me not to return insults or fight back at people to repay evil for evil.
It spends its days shouting insults at me through the bars of its cage.