OUTRAGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OUTRAGE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  act of extreme violence or viciousness; offense
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  To keep in power he's been desperately manufacturing Klan outrage stories where none exist, telling of loyal Republicans being hung up by the thumbs and honest darkies lynched for rape.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LVIII
2  Because you ARE; that's why; and your being in a place like this is a damnable outrage.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
3  It's an all-fired outrage to tell any human creature that he's bound to hell.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
4  Would now the wind but had a body; but all the things that most exasperate and outrage mortal man, all these things are bodiless, but only bodiless as objects, not as agents.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
5  But apparently it was part of his fun to outrage her feelings as much as possible.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
6  The truth might reveal fearful depravity or it might reveal the evidence of a rank outrage.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In III
7  The outrage upon helpless childhood needed no avenging in this case; she was black.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In III
8  Their counsel was heeded and not a hand was uplifted to resent the outrage; following the advice of the Free Speech, people left the city in great numbers.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In V
9  The world looks on with wonder that we have conceded so much and remain law-abiding under such great outrage and provocation.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In VII
10  He listened attentively to my narration of the circumstances leading to the savage outrage, and gave many proofs of his strong indignation at it.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
11  I was very hot indeed upon Old Orlick's daring to admire her; as hot as if it were an outrage on myself.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII
12  The one great outrage of her life, demanding to be constantly avenged, was the passage of a donkey over that immaculate spot.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
13  There are people enough to tread upon me in my lowly state, without my doing outrage to their feelings by possessing learning.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
14  Such an outrage; such an insult.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
15  To follow them and break into their intimate conversation seemed to be an outrage, and yet my clear duty was never for an instant to let him out of my sight.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  British newspapers were full of moral outrage at the weakness of other countries.
2  When he heard the news he reacted with a sense of outrage.
3  The whole affair is an outrage and the authorities have done nothing to prevent it.
4  The response to the jury's verdict was one of outrage.
5  The suggestion inevitably provoked outrage from student leaders.
6  WHO said that court action needed to be handled cautiously, discipline and litigation could awaken public outrage, and advance both justice and health.
7  Breaking the silence and expressing our outrage is the only way to even begin to make a change.
8  And so, under pretence of softening the previous outrage, of stroking and soothing me into placidity, you stick a sly penknife under my ear!
9  The incompetence and lazy of his students outrage him very much.
10  There is outrage in Indigenous communities over the recent acquittal of a Saskatchewan farmer of all charges relating to the shooting death of young Colten Boushie.
11  The outrage echoed that of 2015 when a Minnesota dentist killed a well-studied lion nicknamed Cecil after he was lured out of a protected Zimbabwe park.
12  Reports of Angela Merkel's phone being monitored by the US National Security Agency were met in Germany not just with outrage, but a more familiar German emotion: schadenfreude.
13  I was absolutely outraged that I could be even mentioned in an article of this kind.
14  It outraged the public that the local authority decided to close the road.
15  Reports of torture and mass executions in Serbia's detention camps have outraged the world's religious leaders.