Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Face to face; in front; abreast.
  • In front of: as,afront the foe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In front; face to face.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb in front; face to face
  • preposition in front of

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

a- +‎ front

Examples

  • "Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards."

    Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?

  • The christo-fascist movement is afront to American democracy.

    Think Progress » Rep. Steve King and Glenn Beck agree: Voting for health reform on Sunday is ‘an affront to God.’

  • Not only was it a planned afront of disrespect to President Bush, the tap on the shoulder that 'replaced a handshake between men' can only be compared to a pat on the head of a pet. obama has not one shred of class or refinement or manners among the educated class. obama may be educated with a degree, but there are many areas in which obama obviously refused to become educated and enlightened.

    Laura Bush defends Obama school speech

  • "Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards."

    Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?

  • Now some of your readers will be of the view that his ability to apply to be released at all is an afront to their principles.

    Take A Deep Breath….. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Because from the GOP hateful & bigoted lot & values; if it's White it's okay, but if it's black, hispanic or jews – it's against everything that America stands for and afront on the White supreme race ....

    Racist e-mail aimed at Obama raises hackles in Tennessee

  • "Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards."

    Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?

  • So the local hosts and sponsors of the event took afront and after much protest that included the regional Partido Riojano joining the fray.

    Wine Future in Rioja – opening Pandora’s bottle of grenache | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • "Leaked Reports Detail Iran's Aid for Iraqi Militias," blared the headline on afront page story inThe New York Times, which went on to report on several incidents recounted in WikiLeaks documents that journalist Michael Gordon called "the shadow war between the United States and Iraqi militias backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards."

    Ali Gharib: What Did WikiLeaks Really Tell Us About Iran?

  • They can easily identify the devil in the details, but the current NASA & contractor CxP (leftovers & newbies) workforce seem to fear the revelations as being an afront to their lack of launch vehicle systems knowledge rather than welcoming their expertise.

    The NASA Administrator Guessing Game Continues - NASA Watch

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