Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AFFRONTING

“Allah preserve us from affronting him,” whispered the caliph.

I could not, were my very life at stake, think of affronting them by not doffing my hat.

And turned off for pinching the duenna, or affronting my lady's waiting-woman?

As if he felt himself full to the throat with affronting sentiments.

Somehow the old unbridled passions rose up within me and I succeeded in affronting Edmée with my fierce speech.

She amazed him, sitting there in the purple stockings and the affronting gown, and he admired.

But in his eagerness to secure the alliance of Florence, he committed the fatal mistake of affronting the Venetians.

Mrs Moodie tried every means of affronting her, but long without success.

He paused for a moment to look out; his heart beat uncomfortably, as though he were affronting some unknown danger.

And now by affronting of both the Armies, the plots and labours of many moneths, were reduced to the hazard of a few houres.