1 In this heat every extra gesture was an affront to the common store of life.
2 He attached no definite meaning to the word that I am aware of, but used it, like his own pretended Christian name, to affront mankind, and convey an idea of something savagely damaging.
3 Startop, being a lively, bright young fellow, and Drummle being the exact opposite, the latter was always disposed to resent him as a direct personal affront.
4 But I felt it quite an affront to be supposed proud, and said I only wanted to be asked.
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5 But this news had not produced what she had expected in him; he simply seemed as though he were resenting some affront.
6 Laces and silks and braid and ribbons, all blockade run, all the more precious and more proudly worn because of it, finery flaunted with an added pride as an extra affront to the Yankees.
7 And he seemed to take it as a personal affront that I did not starve but put my poker playing to excellent advantage and supported myself royally by gambling.
8 He went his way, amused, contemptuous, impervious to the opinions of those about him, so courteous that his courtesy was an affront in itself.
9 They did not want to affront this mad woman.
10 He took the matter as an affront to him.
11 His very presence was an affront to a man of society, cloak it as he might in an assumed good manner.
12 He was keenly conscious of his citizenship, wished to live with his city on terms mutually honourable and resented any affront put upon him by those whom he called country bumpkins.
13 From what befell the Romans in connection with this embassy, we see clearly how far men may be carried in resenting an affront.
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14 You are not going to be missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report.
15 He was so affronted at a Butler becoming a gambler that when I came home for the first time, he forbade my mother to see me.