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  • His official character did not save him from some personal affronts which, to the latest day of his long career, he never forgot. Cited from History of England, James II V. 3, Macaulay
  • She rubbed her hands one about the other as if her doing so might lessen the affront which she had now somehow to meet. Cited from The Best Short Stories of 1915, by Various
  • She burst into a laugh, thus revenging herself on him for the old affronts which still rankled in her breast. Cited from A Love Episode, by Emile Zola
  • Cora spoke very excitedly, being almost beside herself with wrath and shame at the affront which had been put upon her. Cited from For Woman's Love, by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • He did give me many stories of the affronts which the clergy receive in all places of England from the gentry and ordinary persons of the parish. Cited from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Lord Braybrooke/Editor
  • It is an affront which you have no right to put upon me, and I have the right to be incomprehensible if it pleases me. Cited from Stories of Modern French Novels: Scribners Ed.
  • It is doubtful if there were any affront which Pepys would not pardon in a pretty woman. Cited from Shakespeare and the Modern Stage, by Sir Sidney Lee
  • The only instance of pride which she betrayed was, that she refused to return to her own country after the affront which she had received; and she lived and died in England. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. I, Part C, by David Hume
  • The landlady pocketed my money, and I pocketed the affront which so shameful a charge may be considered as having put upon me. Cited from A Bibliographical Tour, Volume Two, by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • But this makes no real difference as to the scandalous affront which Mr O'Connell has thus put upon the laws of the land. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 342, April 1844, Vol. 55
  • And in this prudent resolution he would have persevered, but for an affront which he could not overlook. Cited from Memorials and Other Papers, by Thomas de Quincey
  • The open affront which the Count of Paris put upon the Emperor, was one which he was likely to avenge, either by secret guile or by open force. Cited from The Waverley Novels, Vol. XII, by W. Scott
  • The court was avenged by death for the affronts which it had undergone. Cited from History of the Girondists, Volume I, by Alphonse de Lamartine
  • That they might not for the future be exposed to affronts which so much lessened their authority, the parliament erected a high court of justice, which was to receive indictments from the council of state. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. I, Part E, by David Hume
  • And in a moment he had accosted the man by the boy's nickname, obviously without thinking of an affront which few would have read in that hearty open face and hand. Cited from A Thief in the Night, by E. W. Hornung
  • The affronts which his poverty emboldened stupid and low-minded men to offer to him would have broken a mean spirit into sycophancy, but made him rude even to ferocity. Cited from Misc Writings and Speeches, Lord Macaulay V3 of 4
  • Moreover, if the tale be true of the affront which he is said to have offered to Mrs Beaumont, the great lady had manifold compensations. Cited from Letters of Lady Spencer-Stanhope, v1, by Stirling
  • The Nuncio was much shocked; and the King was more hurt by this insult to his Church than by all the other affronts which he had received. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 2, Macaulay
  • Siegfried was not well pleased to give up an undertaking scarce begun, and still less could he understand why the king should be so ready to forgive the affront which the North-land kings had offered him. Cited from The Story of Siegfried, by James Baldwin
  • The Archbishop, not having digested the affronts which had been put upon him already, imprudently ventured himself once more into the confusion, and tried to appeal to the reason of the company. Cited from Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1564-65 by Motley
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