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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UMBRAGE

Find out what will give most umbrage to your Court, and I will tell you why in my next.

A thing looked at with umbrage by the English, by the Dutch.

Umbrage went out to see if he could gather any information about a prize-fight.

Fulkerson added, in concession to the umbrage he detected in March.

Talleyrand and Fouche were not the only ones who gave him umbrage.

Consequently his sense of umbrage on the present occasion was unbounded.

Whitaker found his irrelevant trick of umbrage trying in the extreme.

The pair disappeared; till, in a few minutes, Tupcombe could discern a horse emerging from a remoter part of the umbrage.

He never made himself a Creature, but always removed and humbled those that ever gave him any Umbrage.

I shall take no umbrage at the failure of my communications to call forth replies.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "shadow, shade," from Middle French ombrage "shade, shadow," from Latin umbraticum, neuter of umbraticus "of or pertaining to shade," from umbra "shade, shadow," from PIE root *andho- "blind, dark" (cf. Sanskrit andha-, Avestan anda- "blind, dark"). Many figurative uses in 17c.; main remaining one is the meaning "suspicion that one has been slighted," first recorded 1610s; hence phrase to take umbrage at, attested from 1670s.

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