INSULT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of insult
Definition:
v. offend; affront; treat, mention, or speak to rudely
Example:
You insult me by talking such nonsense!
Sentence in Classic:
Carruthers apologized to me next day, and assured me that I should never be exposed to such an insult again.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He thought it natural because he did it every day, and felt and thought, as it seemed to him, no harm as he did it and consequently he considered modesty in the girl not merely as a relic of barbarism, but also as an insult to himself.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The insult was the more pointed because it concerned not himself but another, his daughter, whom he loved more than himself.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Rostov took the joke as an insult, flared up, and said such unpleasant things to the officer that it was all Denisov could do to prevent a duel.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And the consciousness that the insult was not yet avenged, that his rancor was still unspent, weighed on his heart and poisoned the artificial tranquillity which he managed to obtain in Turkey by means of restless, plodding, and rather vainglorious and ambitious activity.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
To have imposed any derogatory work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Permit me to inquire the name of the magistrate who offers a gratuitous and unprovoked insult to a respectable person, under the protection of the bench.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
The more he became friendly with a man, the sooner would he insult him, and be ready to spread calumnies as to his reputation.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
But when the Gauls found these men honoured who deserved to be chastised, they concluded that what had happened had been done by way of slight and insult to them, and, burning with fury and resentment, hastened forward to attack Rome, which they took with the exception of the Capitol.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
She had paled a little under the shock of the insult, but the discomposure of the surrounding faces was not reflected in her own.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
She stopped, clutching the banisters, her heart hammering so hard from anger, insult and exertion that it seemed about to burst through her basque.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context