affront him

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  • So far removed that even the jazz music no longer affronted him. Cited from The Day of the Beast, by Zane Grey
  • She was resolved not to go out of her way to affront him, through his daughter. Cited from A Terrible Temptation, by Charles Reade
  • For I am sure, I have not so affronted him as to make him angry indeed. Cited from Pamela (Vol. II), by Samuel Richardson
  • She dar'n't affront him, for where could she go if she was turned out of this? Cited from The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax, by Harriet Parr (AKA Holme Lee)
  • It shall never be said, as long as I live, that I have suffered an enemy to affront him. Cited from Oriental Literature, by Anonymous
  • They affront him with their love-making and their marriages. Cited from Penny Plain, by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  • The young lady would not affront him by refusing to take some syrup. Cited from Doctor Pascal, by Emile Zola
  • When Boyer affronted him, the council had required that a public apology should be offered. Cited from The Founder of New France,by Charles W.Colby
  • When he comes, make Le Gardeur affront him by some offensive reply to his inquiry. Cited from The Golden Dog, by William Kirby
  • But as I would not affront him by offering to return them, so I beg you will equally respect my feelings. Cited from A Set of Rogues, by Frank Barrett
  • It was hardly possible to keep him from affronting them, or to convince him that they were not affronting him. Cited from History of England, James II V. 3, Macaulay
  • It was the street and the city and the life he had found fascinating, but now it jarred and affronted him. Cited from The Red Cross Girl, by Richard Harding Davis
  • As it was, the man, he thought, had been determined to affront him, and had made a charge against him which he could not allow to pass unnoticed. Cited from Phineas Redux, by Anthony Trollope
  • After the most uneasy consideration, I at length determined upon writing an excuse, which would, at once, save me from either meeting or affronting him. Cited from Evelina, by Fanny Burney
  • There was nothing too fine nor too lofty in these friends for his tastes or his affection; they did not "affront him with their light." Cited from Charles Lamb: A Memoir, by Barry Cornwall
  • We ask ourselves whether they know what an ugly beast the Gulf-Stream is, that they affront him in such light armor. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 19, May, 1859, by Various
  • It sickened, wounded, deeply affronted him; turned him quite savage. Cited from The Lost Road, etc, by Richard Harding Davis
  • There was such an intolerable air of conceit about this man that it was almost as much as one could do to refrain from running up and affronting him. Cited from Omoo, by Herman Melville
  • It would be hard to say whether Johnson found more in Fielding to affront him, as pessimist or as critic. Cited from English literary criticism, Various, C.E. Vaughan
  • To me has been given the privilege of siring a man, and I shall not affront him with requests for further favors. Cited from The Pride of Palomar, by Peter B. Kyne
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