Sentence Examples

  • To have done so would have been a mortal affront to his ally, Austria.
  • Revenge for an affront, massacred all the men capable of bearing arms in Alexandria.
  • Also that Mordecai offered a gross affront to Haman, for which no slighter punishment would satisfy Haman than the destruction of the whole Jewish race (iii.
  • Reckless of political expediency, Sumner moved that the Fugitive Slave Act be forthwith repealed; and for more than three hours he denounced it as a violation of the constitution, an affront to the public conscience, and an offence against the divine law.
  • The British government refused to put up with an affront of this kind, and their envoy, supported by an army, continued his advance.