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  • How can I put such a public affront upon her. Cited from Round The Red Lamp, By Arthur Conan Doyle
  • My helps would leave the house if I dared to put such an affront upon them. Cited from Roughing it in the Bush, by Susanna Moodie
  • His thoughts were murderous; he could have killed the man who had put such an affront upon him. Cited from Jean-Christophe, Vol. I, by Romain Rolland
  • "Do you mane to put an affront upon me?" said the other. Cited from The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh, by William Carleton
  • Not that I would put an affront upon the learning of any of those honourable employments, much less upon their persons. Cited from An Essay on Projects, by Daniel Defoe
  • In truth, Sir, the attempt was no less an affront upon the understanding of that respectable people than it was an attack on their property. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12), by Burke
  • Clearly the step was not taken with a view to placing an affront upon Frontenac. Cited from The Fighting Governor, by Charles W. Colby
  • Serene harbor master that he was, the unearthly quiet of his harbor was an affront upon him in his present mood. Cited from Best Short Stores of 1921 ... Yearbook of American Short Story
  • And because I have nobody but you to look to, you think you are to make me do, or not do, everything you please, and are to put any affront upon me. Cited from Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • It would be an easy thing to seek out La Tour d'Azyr, put a mortal affront upon him, and thus bring him to the point. Cited from Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini
  • As others had done this before, no one regarded it as an affront upon his society, and several people in the hotel made advances to him, which he received politely but coldly. Cited from The Exiles and Other Stories, by Richard Harding Davis
  • Harmodius having given offence to Hippias, the despot revenged himself by putting a public affront upon his sister. Cited from A Smaller History of Greece, by William Smith
  • We were expected, I perceived, for though it rained very hard, the street was thronged with men, who looked very earnestly on us, but did not put any affront upon us. Cited from The History of Thomas Ellwood Written by Himself
  • Her effrontery was so great that she advised her mistress "for her own sake" not to put such an affront upon her, since she would not submit to it without seeking revenge. Cited from The Continental Classics, Volume XVIII, Mystery Tales, by Various
  • Instead of resenting this proposal as an affront upon his honor, the abject mind of Henry was content to purchase repose even by the most humiliating sacrifice. Cited from History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella V1
  • It was in time understood that if the walruses placed an affront upon Senator Hanway he would assail them singly or in the drove. Cited from The President, by Alfred Henry Lewis
  • "I am told that he is wondering yet what hit him, and having put the affront upon you, and through that inexcusable act lost the election, he ought to know that you were his Nemesis." Cited from The Booming of Acre Hill, by John Kendrick Bangs
  • For example, many an American or European has met unavenged death because he did not realize that he was heaping vile affront upon his Bedouin host by eating with his left hand. Cited from O Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919, by Various
  • This therefore must needs offend; for it puts the highest affront upon the Holiness and Righteousness of God, therefore his wrath must sweep them away. Cited from Life and Death of Mr. Badman, by John Bunyan
  • This treatment offended not only the senate, but the commonalty too, as if they thought the affront upon the senate equally reflected upon the whole republic; so that all who could decently leave him went off, looking much discomposed. Cited from Plutarch's Lives, A. H. Clough,
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