Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of affront.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of affront.

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Examples

  • The idea that countries want for ways to vindicate these affronts is trulynovel.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Defamation by Government Still Political Question

  • The very mention of his name affronts the brave Wardanenses to the last extent, making them savage as Oxford bargees.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Thence into the galleries to talk with my Lord Sandwich; among other things, about the Prince's writing up to tell us of the danger he and his fleete lie in at Portsmouth, of receiving affronts from the Dutch; which, my Lord said, he would never have done, had he lain there with one ship alone: nor is there any great reason for it, because of the sands.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete 1664 N.S.

  • Thence into the galleries to talk with my Lord Sandwich; among other things, about the Prince's writing up to tell us of the danger he and his fleete lie in at Portsmouth, of receiving affronts from the Dutch; which, my Lord said, he would never have done, had he lain there with one ship alone: nor is there any great reason for it, because of the sands.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Volume 31: October/November 1664

  • Thence into the galleries to talk with my Lord Sandwich; among other things, about the Prince's writing up to tell us of the danger he and his fleete lie in at Portsmouth, of receiving affronts from the Dutch; which, my Lord said, he would never have done, had he lain there with one ship alone: nor is there any great reason for it, because of the sands.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • Thence into the galleries to talk with my Lord Sandwich; among other things, about the Prince's writing up to tell us of the danger he and his fleete lie in at Portsmouth, of receiving affronts from the Dutch; which, my Lord said, he would never have done, had he lain there with one ship alone: nor is there any great reason for it, because of the sands.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Oct/Nov 1664

  • The company has faced a handful of suits in Brazilian labor tribunals for moral harassment, defined as affronts to employees 'dignity.

    At InBev, a Gung-Ho Culture Rules

  • Strong philosophies would respond to these "affronts" with minimal, if any, concern.

    Penmachine :: Derek K. Miller :: writer, editor, web guy, photographer, blogger :: Vancouver, Canada

  • Secondly, OHSU which affronts most of SW Moody in the north portion of SoWhat wants to relocate the already improved SW Moody to the west to give their "campus" an additional 100 ft of land for over 1200 lineal ft.

    SoWhat goes underground (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Shrill anti-statists on Fox News and elsewhere, who see Executive Branch "czars" as affronts to the U.S. Constitution, are now perfectly content to turn over the country to a "Supreme Soviet," literally a "Super Committee," to dictate national priorities.

    Joseph A. Palermo: For Progressives, Debt Ceiling "Deal" Was a Real Downer

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