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The Taliban’s unambiguous and brutal oppression of women was an affront to this emphasis.Pre-war U.S. support for Afghan women’s rights offers a blueprint for the future|Kelly Shannon|August 24, 2021|Washington Post
His dealer is a wanna-be slickster who shows up at Rob’s door in a yellow Camaro, his Gucci buckle glinting obviously in the sunlight, an affront to all that is decent and good.In Pig, Nicolas Cage Plays a Grouchy, Meditative Hermit—and Gives His Best Performance in Years|Stephanie Zacharek|July 15, 2021|Time
“Apple’s recent announcement continues its affront on publishers and the free Internet, under the guise of consumer privacy,” said Aaron McKee, chief technology officer at mobile ad tech vendor Blis.Marketers fret as Apple’s hardline stance on tracking gets firmer|Seb Joseph|June 10, 2021|Digiday
The attention economy has lavishly rewarded the Sussexes for talking publicly at great length and in granular detail about their resentment, anger and irritation with the royal family for the many sleights, insults and affronts delivered to them.Will Harry and Meghan Markle’s Baby Daughter Lead to a Royal Reconciliation?|Tom Sykes|June 6, 2021|The Daily Beast
To them, the statues were erected to intimidate and threaten, and their continued existence is an affront to freedom and justice.
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