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  • So he affronting and she caught up stood together, for a moment. Cited from The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay, by Maurice Hewlett
  • I tried all ways of affronting her, but without success. Cited from Roughing it in the Bush, by Susanna Moodie
  • You don't go affronting love in troops as it were. Cited from Tales Of Hearsay, by Joseph Conrad
  • While composers created pieces affronting the war, they were not limited to their music.
  • Suppose he should never propose for her, what a way she will be in after affronting my brother and all! Cited from Tales and Novels, Vol. V, by Maria Edgeworth
  • You are the only person who can guard her without affronting grandmamma. Cited from Henrietta's Wish, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • But a clever woman will always be able to avoid affronting fashion while she takes a line of her own. Cited from Routledge's Manual of Etiquette, Pub. by George Routledge & Sons
  • He could not now draw back without affronting the prestige of France and undermining his own position. Cited from The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2), by John Holland Rose
  • But it is the shadow only, it seems; and you will knock a man down for affronting you who calls you captain! Cited from Jonathan Wild, by Henry Fielding
  • Unless you do something of this sort, shall you not apprehend affronting the lower orders of the peerage? Cited from Courts and Cabinets of George the Third, Vol. 1, by Duke of Buckingham
  • No doubt his purpose had slowly grown while his father was affronting Heaven with his mania for idols. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Various, Maclaren
  • Dinner has already been refused; this is affronting to the house of les Medici. Cited from Ten Years Later, by Alexandre Dumas
  • Had he no way of affronting his parents but by venturing to kill his wife and the heir of the crown? Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole, V1, Horace Walpole
  • I could not, were my very life at stake, think of affronting them by not doffing my hat. Cited from The Disowned, by E. B. Lytton, Vol. 7
  • He paused for a moment to look out; his heart beat uncomfortably, as though he were affronting some unknown danger. Cited from Crome Yellow, by Aldous Huxley
  • The pathway to success lies in serving the public, not in affronting it. Cited from Love, Life & Work, by Elbert Hubbard
  • But, sure, we cannot judge so meanly of any party, without affronting the dignity of mankind. Cited from Swift's Writings on Religion, Vol. I, by Jonathan Swift
  • 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
  • On the rock of ages he first opened his eyes to the sun, in noble instinct affronting and outstaring the light. Cited from Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2, by John Wilson
  • There it stands day after day, and year after year, affronting the scorching beams of this tropical sun. Cited from Letters and Journals of James, Eighth Earl of Elgin
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Root form of affronting is affront for the verb.

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