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Examples of Affront

Sentences with the noun Affront

2 examples:

And old affront will stir the heart Through years of rankling pain.
(Jean Ingelow)

The ethnic Mon who dominate the area see it as an affront.
(The New York Times - World News, )


1 example:

Is that progress, or an affront against its countercultural credibility?
(Forbes - Business, )

Other sentences

39 examples:

It is an affront to treat falsehood with complaisance.
(Thomas Paine)

I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
(William F. Buckley, Jr.)

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
(William F. Buckley, Jr.)

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
(George Bernard Shaw)

The refusal to allow her to be named is an affront to her dignity.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Minister says denial of EU membership would be an "absolute affront to democracy".
(BBC News - Politics, )

The fact that they are is an 'affront to justice,' say some lawyers and advocates.
(Lucas Powers in CBC News - Canada, )

The players took it as an affront that their opponent, Puerto Rico, planned to celebrate win or lose.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

It seemed reasonable in a province where religious symbols are often seen as an affront to secularism.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Pen & Pixel’s graphics were once an affront to mainstream taste but slowly became a primary expression of it.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

When you get in a taxi in Beirut, it’s considered an affront to your driver’s skills if you put on a seat belt.
(The Independent - World News, )

They took the blasting of space invaders as a personal affront, and have now mounted a retaliatory attack on Earth.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

For these Texas moms, Common Core is more than an attack on states’ rights; it’s an affront to Christian, conservative values.
(NBC News, )

The Greek prime minister says the British Museum's decision to loan one of the Elgin Marbles to Russia is "an affront" to the Greek people.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

The Greek prime minister has said the British Museum's decision to loan one of the Elgin Marbles to Russia is "an affront" to the Greek people.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

After a 20-month-long, full-time protest of their layoffs, cleaning women declare a victory that Greece’s creditors view as an affront to austerity.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

The EU is now so corrupt, wasteful, unaccountable, and grotesquely self-serving that it has become an affront not only to democracy but to decency itself.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Utah's same-sex marriages are an "affront" and must be stopped while the state appeals a court ruling making them legal, Utah argued to the U.S. Supreme Court.
(UPI - News, )

Senator Chuck Schumer addressed protesters on Sunday in Manhattan, tearing up at one point as he called President Trump’s refugee ban an affront to democracy.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

But recent efforts to marginalize certain people and groups, specifically transgender and gender-nonconforming people, are an affront to America's inclusiveness.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

The government's proposed overhaul of the Elections Act is an affront to democracy, says Canada's chief electoral officer in an interview with CBC Radio's The House.
(Susana Mas in CBC News - Politics, )

Sir James Munby, the country’s leading family judge, said the attempt to silence the mother was an ‘affront not merely to the law but also ... indeed, humanity itself’.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A teenager in the northern India region of Shimla has discovered the hard way that the locals should not be toyed with after his affront to a monkey left him sprawled on his back.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The victory by Mauricio Macri, 56, the mayor of Buenos Aires, revealed deep fissures in Argentina and was seen as an affront to the departing president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Judges are letting off hundreds of repeat housebreakers with a suspended jail term or other 'slap on the wrist' penalty in what critics are calling 'a horrific affront to natural justice'.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Julie Bailey, who helped expose the Mid-Staffordshire scandal after her mother died there in 2007, called the new report 'disappointing' while fellow whistleblower Gary Walker branded it an 'affront'.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights.
(Robyn Dixon in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

The sculpture by one of Hitler’s favored artists has sparked a battle between the Bavarian school and local politicians, historians and Jewish leaders, who say the horse is an affront to Holocaust victims.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

Retailers in Japan including Aeon and Wal-Mart have been installing self-checkout lanes, a move that is an affront to some in a service-minded society but one that economists say is needed amid labor shortages.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Igor Sechin, the boss of Russian oil behemoth Rosneft and one of the most powerful men in Russia, has declared European sanctions against his giant state-controlled organisation are an illegal affront to democracy.
(The Independent - Business, )

Deputy leader Paul Nuttall said the first past the post system was an ‘affront to democracy’ and needed to be scrapped as Ukip was expected to scoop up millions of votes without a breakthrough in Westminster seats..
(Daily Mail - News, )

Senator Pamela Wallin is preparing to fight a bid by her former party to have her suspended without pay — a gambit her lawyer calls an affront to Canadian democracy designed to help the Conservatives change the channel.
(CBC News - Politics, )

Former auditor general Sheila Fraser is warning that provisions in the proposed fair elections act are an affront to democracy and that the government's approach toward officers of Parliament is damaging to the democratic system.
(Kristen Everson in CBC News - Politics, )

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations finds himself in the difficult spot of supporting a Harper government bill that one of his chief political rivals described Monday as an affront to Canada's aboriginal community.
(The Canadian Press in CBC News - Politics, )

Relations between Israel and Jordan, neighboring states that signed a peace treaty in 1994, have hit rock bottom after twin decisions by the Israeli government that have been widely seen as an affront to Jordan’s King Abdullah II.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

The war in Syria has deteriorated to an "intolerable affront to the human conscience," and the International Criminal Court must mete out justice to those who've violated the rights of Syrians, the U.N. human rights commissioner says.
(CNN - World News, )

Immigrant advocates in Colorado and elsewhere in the country say the arrest and planned deportation of Arturo Hernandez Garcia is an affront to the sanctuary movement that provides refuge to people living in the U.S. illegally who face deportation.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

'I fully appreciate how he views this incident as an affront to his dignity,' wrote Justice Leigh Gower in an apology to Michael Nehass, who was brought naked and in shackles to a video court appearance in January at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.
(CBC News in CBC News - Canada, )

I asked Lynch to appear so that he could explain why he argues, in places like his amicus curiae brief for ACLU v. Clapper and articles in The New York Times, that some privacy violations are so harmful they’re an “affront to human dignity.” Students, of course, are free to accept or reject this this view.
(Forbes - Technology, )

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