Example sentences for: affront

How can you use “affront” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The New York Times lead editorial calls the shuttered approach "an affront to the public."

  • An exhibition of von Hagens' work has toured Japan and Germany, and protesters have called it an affront to human dignity--which the German Constitution requires citizens to preserve.

  • Rikyu apparently incurred the warlord’s wrath by placing a statue of himself in the large main gate, under which Hideyoshi would have had to pass — an intolerable affront to a famously proud warrior.

  • "TRB " extrapolates Warren Beatty's presidential platform from his political manifesto, Bulworth . That "108-minute-long affront to black dignity" portends a demagogic campaign that blames corporate interests for America's real and imagined ills.

  • Anthony Burgess, in his Kingdom of the Wicked , remarks that Vespasian's own contemporaries designated street urinals as “vespasians,” certainly a much more ignominous affront because of its timeliness.


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