Example sentences for: affront

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

  • 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.

  • If, however, you are seriously unhappy with youngsters calling their elders by first names, no one could take affront with the "Aunt" or "Mrs."

  • "A so-called work of art that maligns Jesus is an affront that warrants protest by every legal means.

  • This naturally has sparked a heated debate in France, where attempts to "democratize Proust" affront French custodianship of high culture.

  • On the other hand, if it does test, "Bill Clinton will probably take it as a personal affront" and impose sanctions that would "certainly" cause the country to collapse.


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