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Affronted

Figures or animals that are placed facing each other, as decorative features over doors and in pediments.

affronted, affronté

affronted
Said of animals or figures facing each other, as in pediments, overdoors, etc.
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The suggestions of wounded pride, the instigations of irritated resentment, would be apt to carry the States against which the arms of the Union were exerted, to any extremes necessary to avenge the affront or to avoid the disgrace of submission.
The jeddak, Bar Comas, who was comparatively young, was the object of the fierce and jealous hatred of his old lieutenant, Dak Kova, the jed who had captured me, and I could not but note the almost studied efforts which the latter made to affront his superior.
It seemed to be as much an affront to the dead as it would have been to have stripped off her clothing in her sleep whilst living.
I know well that in certain countries, particularly in the Andaman Islands, the negroes never hesitate to attack them with a dagger in one hand and a running noose in the other; but I also know that few who affront those creatures ever return alive.
This was a great affront to the king's army, and a great inconvenience to the cardinal, who had no longer, it is true, to embroil Louis XIII with Anne of Austria--for that affair was over--but he had to adjust matters for M.
Noirtier," said Madame de Villefort; "besides, they are to come to Paris in about a month, and Valentine, after the affront she has received, need not consider it necessary to continue to bury herself alive by being shut up with M.
Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her.
I believed your heart noble enough to enable a friendship of twenty years to overcome an affront of a quarter of an hour.
For a trader to refuse one of these free and flourishing blades a credit, whatever unpaid scores might stare him in the face, would be a flagrant affront scarcely to be forgiven.
Astley will take the refusal as a personal affront to himself (for you know how persistent the English are?
There are no orders," grumbled the abbe, "which will prevent me from avenging a family affront upon the guilty person.
No greater affront could be offered to them than to cut off their treasured locks.