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  • Adding Insult to Injury
    Adding Insult to Injury
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Insultment Insolent treatment; insult. "My speech of insultment ended."
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Insult Added to Injury Insult Added to Injury

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Scotland, Irn-Bru is a soft drink that is more popular than Coca-Cola. When McDonalds opened in Glasgow and did not sell Irn-Bru, it was considered an insult, and the restaurant was subsequently boycotted.
    • n insultment The act of insulting; an insult.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The table fork was introduced into England in 1601. Until then people would eat with their knives, spoons or fingers. When Queen Elizabeth first used a fork, the clergy went ballistic. They felt it was an insult to God not to touch meat with one's fingers.
    • n Insultment (Shak.) insult
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  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “Old age is an insult. It's like being smacked.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.”
  • Jonathan Gash
    Jonathan Gash
    “A bad forgery's the ultimate insult.”
  • Frederick Douglass
    Frederick Douglass
    “A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.”
  • Joseph Addison
    “Young people soon give, and forget insults, but old age is slow in both.”
  • Paul Gallico
    Paul Gallico
    “No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.”


Add insult to injury - When people add insult to injury, they make a bad situation even worse.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. insultāreinsilīre, to spring at—in, upon, salīre, to leap.


In literature:

She did not seek to discover the author or the motive of this odious robbery and insulting letter.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
Besides that the person mimicked is insulted; and, as I have often observed to you before, an insult is never forgiven.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
I thought Australian men were men, and that they didn't insult women.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
I should suppose that he did not like the Prussians, and that he supposed he was offering us a terrible insult.
"Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau
Your metaphor is an insult to natural instincts.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
He was silent now, feeling she wanted to insult him.
"Women in Love" by D. H. Lawrence
And who had ever dared to offer a lady an insult such as this?
"The Whirlpool" by George Gissing
Was I to let him insult you and just stand by?
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
It's the insult of the thing that riles me!
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
My school shall see that none insult me with impunity!
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
We go too far in pretending to despise every insult pitched at us.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
Let us hope and pray he will not insult the hearing of females again.
"One of Our Conquerors, Complete" by George Meredith
Irritable, jealous, and despotic, like all weak men, he dreaded nothing so much as what he called an insult to his authority.
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
Why do you insult him when he can't be here?
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
But when he was alone, he knew that he had insulted his wife.
"He Knew He Was Right" by Anthony Trollope
I don't care if you are insulted.
"Graustark" by George Barr McCutcheon
An insult of this sort Lola was the last woman to tolerate.
"Lola Montez" by Edmund B. d'Auvergne
Wogan read through the ballad, which was full of insults enough to drive any woman mad, let alone Lady Oxford.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
They must not detain any one by force, nor threaten violence, nor use insulting language.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
Four great hulking men to come, armed to the teeth, to insult one poor honest girl!
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade

In poetry:

They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear--but left the shield.
"To The Memory Of The Brave Americans" by Philip Morin Freneau
They saw their injured country's woe,
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear—but left the shield.
"Eutaw Springs" by Philip Morin Freneau
Shine forth in all thy dreadful name;
Why should a heathen's haughty tongue
Insult us, and, to raise our shame,
Say, "Where's the God you've served so long?"
"Psalm 115" by Isaac Watts
Patiently, without complaint, he bore
Insults from those he served and slighted,
With humbleness unostentatious, he
Forgave the insults his meek self invited.
"Patient Man" by Edith Mirick
Sir, if thou must have a fell
Vengeance for this act of mine,
Take my life, for it is thine;
But my honour do not dare
To insult through one so fair.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
The world, all mistaking of what it beholds,
With pity insulting looks on,
And esteems that the hope of the saint is destroy'd,
That the seal of salvation is gone.
"The Setting Sun" by Caroline Fry

In news:

I took an oath that I take very seriously and I find it insulting that anyone, especially a fellow law enfo...
Egypt arrests Christian teacher for 'insulting Islam' on Facebook.
Crime and punishment, as well as insult and injury, were the subjects that unfolded off the ice in the National Hockey League yesterday.
Personal insults are the last refuge of the intellectual coward .
Adherents resort to insults rather than intelligent debate.
The research of Drexel's Michel Barsoum (above) was dismissed as "idiotic and insulting" by Penn-educated archaeologist Zahi Hawass.
Fluke's visit insulting to self- respecting women.
Op-Ed: Stop Using ' Retard ' As An Insult.
Quick background ¿ comedian Sarah Silverman, who is known for shock and insult humor, was invited to give a TED talk.
Define "slander," and determine whether it is acceptable to post insulting remarks about an individual online or if this is an invasion of that person's right to privacy .
Krauthammer's Take: Geithner Deal 'Insulting,' GOP Should Walk Away.
I belong to neither group, but everyone should stop insulting people based on ignorant stereotypes .
Did Jericho stoop too low in his insults of CM Punk.
His post could be considered insulting if I were sensitive.
A top Reagan aide and staffer from his administration in the 80?s reveals Newt Gingrich repeatedly sparred with, criticized, and insulted The President on numerous issues.

In science:

As for the half-filled Kondo lattice model on the honeycomb lattice, since the density of state of the quasiparticles also has the pseudo-gap behavior, there is a critical Kondo coupling to form the Kondo insulting state as studied in Sec. 3.
Half-filled Kondo lattice on the honeycomb lattice
Increase in BBB permeability is associated with severe ischemic damage, occurring with some delay after the initial insult.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Repeated treatments with nimesulide for the first three days after ischemia afforded a more remarkable neuroprotection than the administration of a single dose given before the insult (Fig. 1).
Neuroprotective efficacy of nimesulide against hippocampal neuronal damage following transient forebrain ischemia
To add insult to injury, many of the new physics signals have significant backgrounds, and may require as many as 1000 events to be confirmed.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model
So do not try to enlighten him; he wil l only cry out that you insult his beliefs. “Historians copy from one another.
Algebra versus analysis in statistical mechanics and quantum field theory