Definitions

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  • v. To give assurance to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To give assurance to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To treat with effrontery.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • To allow such an effront out in the open is a clear slap in the face of the American people who have shed blood in order to keep such fiends off of our shores.

    Evening Buzz: Gadhafi Tent Controversy

  • This woman is an effront to all forms of life! by Caronome on Tuesday, Sep 2, 2008 at 10: 57: 30 PM

    For Immediate Release; Defenders of Wildlife re Palin

  • I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel, been able to effront or enharden me; yet I have one part of modesty, which I have seldom discovered in another, that is

    Religio Medici

  • This is an effront to every thinking man and woman, as well as irrefutable evidence that there is not merely a monied class, but a ruling class in America.

    They Got The Wrong Guy

  • The egregious, and endless, redactions, and erasures made by this chief executive are not only in violation of the Presidential Records Act, they speak to the credibility of the commander-in-chief, and are an effront to Congress, the Constitution, and international law.

    Don't Start Without Me

  • I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel, been able to effront [89] or enharden me; yet I have one part of modesty which I have seldom discovered in another, that is, (to speak truely,) I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof.

    Religio Medici

  • "I am naturally bashful; nor hath conversation, age, or travel been able to effront or enharden me."

    Apologia Diffidentis

  • I am naturally bashful, nor hath conversation, age, or travel, been able to effront or enharden me; yet I have one part of modesty which I have seldom discovered in another, that is, (to speak truly), I am not so much afraid of death, as ashamed thereof.

    Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation

  • I further assert that vegetarianism is among the most nobel of lifestyles, precisely because we are (unfairly) seen as an effront to "other people's lives".

    MoJo Blogs and Articles

  • 36 (2) This word, which the serjeant unhappily mistook for an effront, is a term in logic, and means that the conclusion does not follow from the premises.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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