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Affronté

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Affronté (Her) Face to face, or front to front; facing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • affronte In art, facing each other; front to front: said of two figures. This was a frequent mode of representing animal and other figures in Oriental and early Greek art, as, for example, in Assyrian and Hittite sculptures, the so-called lions of Mycenæ, and the sphinxes of the temple epistyle of Assos.
    • affronte Specifically, in heraldry, applied to animals represented front to front, or aspectant: opposed to adorsed;
    • affronte facing the spectator directly, as the lion in the royal crest of Scotland, not with merely the head turned outward. See gardant and cut under crest.
    • affronte Equivalent forms are affrontée (feminine) andconfronté.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Affronte fem. Affrontée, facing each other:
    • adj Affronte (her.) of animals represented front to front, or expectant—opp. to Addorsed; also looking frontwise, or toward the beholder
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Quotations

  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both.”
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    “It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. affronté, p. p
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. afronter—Low L. affrontāre—L. ad, to, front-, the forehead.

Usage

In literature:

Mademoiselle feels herself affronted if any one stares at her!
"Jacqueline, Complete" by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
He will never forgive the affront which is his honor and your shame.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
Castlereagh kept on starting forward as if he were going to jump up and interrupt, taking the strictures entirely as a personal affront.
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
I suppose I could swallow four affronts as easily.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
She stepped back, affronted.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
Whatever it was, she had been subjected to a mortifying and embarrassing affront.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
Did I merit such an affront'?
"The Satyricon, Complete" by Petronius Arbiter
But he took no heed of the affront which I had offered to him merely to assert my authority.
"She and Allan" by H. Rider Haggard
To this extraordinary mark of contempt for the senate, he added another affront still more outrageous.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
I tell you that I meant, I designed, I thirsted to affront you.
"Eugene Aram, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Not that this hauteur was intended as a particular affront: it was only the agreeability of his lordship's general manner.
"The Disowned, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But, more than all, she felt acutely every indignity or affront offered to Gentleman Waife.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We all here, save your gracious self, bear the memory of some affront rendered to us by his pride and heat of mood!
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
V.iii.87 (278,9) That gave the affront with them] That is, that turned their faces to the enemy.
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
But her loyal spirit was not less eager to resent an affront because it might seem to have been aimless.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
Kenny, affronted, was usually more capricious and elusive.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Youth sees affronts where it ought to see caution and circumspection.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Kitty was a dignified young lady, and she would not tolerate such an affront from any man alive.
"The Voice in the Fog" by Harold MacGrath
Miss Belmont's eyes plagued Paul most of the time, now with a look of serious affront, now with a sort of mocking challenge.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
Public affront was added to political deprivation.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
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In poetry:

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
“An old affront will stir the heart
Through years of rankling pain,
And I feel the fret that urged me yet
That warfare to maintain;
For an enemy’s loss may well be set
Above an infant’s gain.
"Strife and Peace" by Jean Ingelow
Deep in the brooding shadow of thy wing,
Hidden and hushed and harbored here,
My soul for very stillness cannot sing;
A word would rend the silence, and a tear
Of joy affront the sense of cool and dark and rest.
"Giving Of Thanks" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

In news:

Netanyahu's Latest Affront to Obama.
Guantánamo Bay is a "shocking affront to the principles of democracy" and a violation of the rule of law, the lord chancellor, Lord Falconer, said today.
Bill C-45 is an affront to democracy.
An Inn Is an Oasis From Environmental Affronts.
To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness.
For some in the deaf community, CIs are an affront to their culture, which as they view it, is a minority threatened by the hearing majority.
While Hillary Clinton congratulates herself for the state of U.S.-Israeli relations, she is, for now, on the receiving end of what one might genuinely call an affront.
The clandestine jails are an affront to American values and an embarrassment in the world community.
Why editing ' Huckleberry Finn' is an affront to literature and its readers.
Why editing ' Huckleberry Finn ' is an affront to literature and its readers.
"It's an affront to the entire criminal-justice system," Sedita said of witness intimidation .
B'nai B'rith Says UN Rapporteur 's Call For Boycotts Represent Anti-Israel Discrimination, Affront To Peace.
Democrats' attitude an affront to the American people.
An Affront to Love, French-Style.
Republicans see social change as personal affront.
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