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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affront  \Af*front"\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  affront,  fr  affronter.] 
  1.  An  encounter  either  friendly  or  hostile.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  walked  about  admired  of  all  and  dreaded  On 
  hostile  ground,  none  daring  my  affront.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Contemptuous  or  rude  treatment  which  excites  or  justifies 
  resentment;  marked  disrespect;  a  purposed  indignity; 
  insult. 
 
  Offering  an  affront  to  our  understanding.  --Addison. 
 
  3.  An  offense  to  one's  self-respect;  shame.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  Syn:  {Affront},  {Insult},  {Outrage}. 
 
  Usage:  An  affront  is  a  designed  mark  of  disrespect,  usually 
  in  the  presence  of  others  An  insult  is  a  personal 
  attack  either  by  words  or  actions,  designed  to 
  humiliate  or  degrade.  An  outrage  is  an  act  of  extreme 
  and  violent  insult  or  abuse.  An  affront  piques  and 
  mortifies;  an  insult  irritates  and  provokes;  an 
  outrage  wounds  and  injures. 
 
  Captious  persons  construe  every  innocent  freedom 
  into  an  affront.  When  people  are  in  a  state  of 
  animosity,  they  seek  opportunities  of  offering 
  each  other  insults.  Intoxication  or  violent 
  passion  impels  men  to  the  commission  of 
  outrages.  --Crabb. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affront  \Af*front"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Affronted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Affronting}.]  [OF.  afronter  F.  affronter,  to 
  confront,  LL  affrontare  to  strike  against,  fr  L.  ad  +  frons 
  forehead,  front.  See  {Front}.] 
  1.  To  front;  to  face  in  position;  to  meet  or  encounter  face 
  to  face.  [Obs.] 
 
  All  the  sea-coasts  do  affront  the  Levant.  --Holland. 
 
  That  he  as  't  were  by  accident,  may  here  Affront 
  Ophelia  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  face  in  defiance;  to  confront;  as  to  affront  death; 
  hence  to  meet  in  hostile  encounter.  [Archaic] 
 
  3.  To  offend  by  some  manifestation  of  disrespect;  to  insult 
  to  the  face  by  demeanor  or  language;  to  treat  with  marked 
  incivility. 
 
  How  can  any  one  imagine  that  the  fathers  would  have 
  dared  to  affront  the  wife  of  Aurelius?  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  insult;  abuse;  outrage;  wound;  illtreat;  slight; 
  defy;  offend;  provoke;  pique;  nettle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affront 
  n  :  a  deliberately  offensive  act  or  something  producing  the 
  effect  of  an  affront;  "turning  his  back  on  me  was  a 
  deliberate  insult"  [syn:  {insult}] 
  v  :  treat,  mention,  or  speak  to  rudely;  "He  insulted  her  with 
  his  rude  remarks"  [syn:  {insult}] 




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