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 Meanings and Examples of AFFRONT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  In this heat every extra gesture was an affront to the common store of life.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVI
4  But I felt it quite an affront to be supposed proud, and said I only wanted to be asked.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
5  But this news had not produced what she had expected in him; he simply seemed as though he were resenting some affront.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 22
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIX
9  They did not want to affront this mad woman.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
10  He took the matter as an affront to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
11  His very presence was an affront to a man of society, cloak it as he might in an assumed good manner.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
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.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In GRACE
13  From what befell the Romans in connection with this embassy, we see clearly how far men may be carried in resenting an affront.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXVIII.
14  You are not going to be missish, I hope, and pretend to be affronted at an idle report.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 57
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIII
Example Sentence:
1  His speech was an affront to all decent members of the community.
2  He took his son's desertion as a personal affront.
3  Your behaviour is an affront to public decency.
4  When Mrs. Proudie was not seated beside the Archdeacon at the head table, she took it as a personal affront and refused to speak to her hosts for a week.
5  She was affronted at his conduct.
6  He stepped back, affronted by the question.