He is a man of too much importance to risk affronts.
"A Terrible Temptation" by Charles Reade
Their behaviour to him, when they could not help seeing him, was very cold and disobliging; but as yet not directly affrontive.
"Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
Do you intend to affront me before this gentleman?
"Joseph Andrews Vol. 1" by Henry Fielding
I do say that the affront such as has been put upon Islam cannot be repeated for a century.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
I should be sorry to have my little girl affronted!
"Wyandotte" by James Fenimore Cooper
I am much affronted with you that you should have done so.
"The Story of the Champions of the Round Table" by Howard Pyle
He did not wish to affront her, but neither would he wear shoes and stockings with no one to make him.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
We came to make some proposals to you, for your good; though you affronted us so lately.
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
Lord Almeric swore, and Julia, affronted by the presence of strangers at such a time, drew back, frowning.
"The Castle Inn" by Stanley John Weyman
Even Ryder's acquaintance with Egypt could not tell him how that swift, confident eagerness of his could startle and affront.
"The Fortieth Door" by Mary Hastings Bradley
O ill-requited bard! neglect
Thy living worth repaid,
And blind idolatrous respect
As much affronts thee dead.
"Stanzas On The Late Indecent Liberties Taken With The Remains Of The Great Milton" by William Cowper
"My purpose went not to develop
Such insight in Earthland;
Such potent appraisements affront me,
And sadden my reign!
"The Mother Mourns." by Thomas Hardy
Rebukes are easy from our betters,
From men of quality and letters;
But when low dunces will affront,
What man alive can stand the brunt?
"The Sick Lion and the Ass" by Jonathan Swift
But why, though fruit be snatch'd from me,
Should I distrust the glorious Root;
And still affront the standing tree,
By trusting more to falling fruit?
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Some are of iron, to affront the gay,
And some of bronze, to satirize the brave,
But most are merely a compost of clay
Cut in the sleepy features of a slave.
"The Golden Corpse" by Stephen Vincent Benet
I honor you, who, though refused, affronted,
Have heard the voice, and victory have won;
I honor you, who still by malice hunted,
Show miracles of faith and power done.
"To Missionary Skrefsrud In Santalistan" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Illegal immigrants an affront to those here lawfully.
They are an affront to protected speech.
Open profession of atheism is almost unheard-of in Egypt and is widely considered an affront to society as a whole.
She says Morsy, Brotherhood pushing Islamist style power, their constitution an affront.
So, you really want the Mercedes SLS AMG Coupe , but its huge V8 engine is an affront to your eco-morality.
Yet, Michael consistently felt affronted by Jon Daniels' occasional desire to shed the contract.
The cartoon of Jesus in today's paper was an affront to a community in which Christianity guides the lives of many.
It was either a deliberate affront or a foolish jest.
At the time, tea was considered a luxury, and taking the time to drink it was an affront to the morals of frugality and restraint.
CBO Scoring a ' Fallacy ,' 'Slaughter Solution' an 'Affront to the American People'.
Ciambrone calls it 'an affront to Illinois racing'.
Book burning is just the latest affront on a long list of offenses that have raised tensions in Afghanistan to a boiling point.
Much of the thrill of a Lang Lang concert is the anticipation of what shiny new affront to good taste he's added to his wardrobe.
Affronted by Nude ' Last Supper ,' Giuliani Calls for Decency Panel.
This inevitably triggers an impassioned debate over whether the event is a cute tradition or a racist affront to Dutch society.