Usage examples for insult

  1. Andy chose the careful insult which he would throw in Buck's face. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  2. " I'm very sorry, miss, if ye think I'm afther takin' a liberty," returned Pat firmly; " but I'd knock any man down who went to insult Miss Elleney." – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  3. Are you mad, exclaims Cecil, to insult him? – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  4. Ample opportunity was given for explanation and apology for the insult. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. " But he should not on that account insult me. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  6. Not for any insult to himself would he quit that attitude. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  7. I had no idea my sympathy would have seemed to you an insult." – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. I can't insult you back and you know it. – For Every Man A Reason by Patrick Wilkins
  9. Billy felt this to be as much of an insult as putting his mistress out of the guest chamber, but he must make the best of it and never let Miss Ann know. – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  10. Say the man merely did not believe your friend was alive, and there could be no insult to either. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  11. " Oh, well," retorted Peckover, " I won't insult you. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  12. It was as if a fearful insult had set Miss Brandon on fire. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  13. There are many comfortable people in the world, but to call any man perfectly happy is an insult. – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  14. " It's an insult," Fanning maintained. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  15. I had offered him a mortal insult and stirred up a worse hornet's nest than Rasta's push. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  16. Perhaps so, returned Lumley, with a quiet laugh; well, we won't insult her by asking her to fill such a position. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. But what would you have men do in the face of insult? – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  18. The man looks on all that as an insult. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  19. He felt that it was a terrible risk to ask a young girl to take and that it was almost an insult to be afraid to ask her to take it. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  20. The Emperor said nothing, but Las Cases, horror- struck at the insult offered his master, became furiously angry as Betsy's laughter fell on his ear. – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed