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This email set off a chain reaction, enraging many of the synagogue’s 2,400 members, who recoiled at their rabbis’ support for what they saw as a dangerous affront to Israel’s security.We Need More 'Good Conflict' in Our Lives. Here's How It Works|Amanda Ripley|April 17, 2021|Time
Anderson took that as an affront and, after committing to Vanderbilt, used it as motivation every time the Commodores played Tennessee.
The very idea that judgments are being rendered on that worthiness is an affront and, of course, the point.With playhouses dark, interactive theater online is lighting things up|Peter Marks|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
He seems peeved that she's gotten old, as if it were a personal affront.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Historically, conservatives treated the minimum wage as an affront to free labor and a step on a slippery slope towards statism.To Make Their Victory Durable, the GOP Must Fix the Minimum Wage|Dmitri Mehlhorn|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reality-based community might have a difficult time fending off these two fronts of affront.
This week, Trierweiler, 49, matches that public affront with a statement of her own—in 320 unforgiving pages.Hollande's Jilted Lover Valerie Trierweiler Tells All|Tracy McNicoll|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What had been shrugged off in, say, California, was greeted in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Michigan as an affront.Pancakes and Pickaninnies: The Saga of ‘Sambo’s,’ The ‘Racist’ Restaurant Chain America Once Loved|Andrew Romano|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not suspecting her motive, he represented the hazard of putting so great an affront on the favourite of the Empress.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
I opposed this, fearing, of course, that the French and even the Gentiles might interpret this as an affront to our faith.
The vote which required the King to discard them merely because they were what he himself was seemed to him a personal affront.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
He was even ready to swallow such an affront as that, thinking it might be offered him under a misconception of his meaning.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
That the very novelty of the venture will pass as an affront to some portion of his readers there is only reason to anticipate.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman