umbrage


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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.
She took umbrage at my criticism of her school system, which was understandable.
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.
An eagle-eyed shopper at Morrisons in Rhyl took umbrage with one fellow customer parked across two bays.
The nicest thing you can do for these creatures is retweet them because they have no followers and therefore no audience until a kind celebrity takes umbrage and gives them one.
The left-handed batsman took umbrage at the suggestion that it is the increased depth of bats that is behind more fours and sixes being struck in one-day cricket.
Far from taking umbrage, the Queen of Hollywood agreed that older actresses shouldn't be surprised if they weren't cast as 21–year–olds.
UN chief flags rights abuses during meeting with Sisi in New York United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon lauded Egypt's regional role in recent months, as he discussed with Sisi pressing issues such as Gaza and Libya, but he still took umbrage with Sisi's human rights record.