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umbrage

1. An open area recessed in the main body of a building; protected by the ceiling and floor above.
2. A sheltered, shady space in the open air, usually relatively small.
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Burns, to whom I imparted my fears, chose to take great umbrage at them.
So jealous was he of her being respected, that, on this very journey down from the Great Saint Bernard, he took sudden and violent umbrage at the footman's being remiss to hold her stirrup, though standing near when she dismounted; and unspeakably astonished the whole retinue by charging at him on a hard-headed mule, riding him into a corner, and threatening to trample him to death.
O might I here In solitude live savage, in some glad Obscur'd, where highest Woods impenetrable To Starr or Sun-light, spread thir umbrage broad, And brown as Evening: Cover me ye Pines, Ye Cedars, with innumerable boughs Hide me, where I may never see them more.
Firmness, activity, and enterprise, covered with grave foliage, poetic feeling and fervour; but these flowers were still there, preserved pure and dewy under the umbrage of later growth and hardier nature: perhaps I only in the world knew the secret of their existence, but to me they were ever ready to yield an exquisite fragrance and present a beauty as chaste as radiant.
Vampa took this wild road, which, enclosed between two ridges, and shadowed by the tufted umbrage of the pines, seemed, but for the difficulties of its descent, that path to Avernus of which Virgil speaks.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Aug 19 (ANI): Chandra Kumar Bose, BJP leader and kin of Subhash Chandra Bose on Monday took umbrage to a Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweet which declared August 18 as the freedom fighter's death anniversary stating that an announcement regarding the death of Netaji should come from the Prime Minister himself.
Her first rehoming didn't work out due to the resident cat taking umbrage, so she adopted me!
Chinese social media users took umbrage at his caption, reported South China Morning Post on Saturday, Oct.
"For whatever reason, he took umbrage. "He was across from her when he lashed out.
You can't please all the people all of the time and some will take umbrage at the practicalities or cost of holding another street motor-racing event.
Serial domestic abuser Smart had turned up for contact with his child when he took umbrage at her reluctance to hug him.
"Progressive young Jews [are] learning to form the words 'anti-Semitism,' often for the first time," it asserted, "even while they take umbrage at their right-leaning scolds who, now into October, have kept up a deafening silence on the topic of Trump."