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Definition of affront

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Pocket Pock"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pocketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pocketing.] 1. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change. He would pocket the expense of the license. --Sterne. 2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently. He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long been dead. --Macaulay. To pocket a ball (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket of the table. To pocket an insult, affront, etc., to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress. ``I must pocket up these wrongs.' --Shak.

Meaning of affront from wikipedia

- An insult is an expression or statement (or sometimes behavior) which is disrespectful or scornful. Insults may be intentional or accidental. An insult...
- time, he disregarded orders and repeatedly threatened to resign when affronted. He was reprimanded by Lenin at the 8th Party Congress for employing tactics...
- personalities) to the Excession itself and the way in which another society, the Affront, whose systematic brutality horrifies the Culture, tries to use the Excession...
- Shankar's significant presence to be a bizarre disappointment, and many were affronted by what Inglis described as Harrison's "sermonizing". Further, he reworked...
- AffrontTheater is a theatre group active in Salzburg, Austria. Austria-International Gesellschaft, Vienna (2004). Die Bühne. Verlag Austria International...
- or Ingres. A nude woman casually lunching with fully dressed men was an affront to audiences' sense of propriety, though Émile Zola, a contemporary of...
- proselytes to Israel." For Paul, Gentile male cir****cison was therefore an affront to God's intentions. According to Hurtado, "Paul saw himself as what Munck...
- marriage. Maximinus considered Constantine's arrangement with Licinius an affront to his authority. In response, he sent amb****adors to Rome, offering political...
- but Coolidge, who hated Dawes, remarked that this would be "a personal affront" to him. The convention instead selected Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas...
- after the scathing ruling by Judge Keady, who wrote that the prison was an affront to "modern standards of decency." Among other reforms, the accommodations...
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