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Example Sentences for "insult"


The salary they offered me for the job was so low that it was insulting, so I refused itHe insulted her, telling her she was fat, and made her cry.

The salary they offered me for the job was so low that it was insulting, so I refused it.

People of different cultures sometimes get insults thrown at them by racists.

I felt insulted when they suggested I had cheated on the test.

Even if you disagree with someone, it doesn't give you the right to insult them.

The teacher made an insulting remark to the student after he failed his test.

His remarks to the secretary were insultingly sexist and embarrassing.

The crowd booed and yelled insults at the players of the losing team.

The newspapers said that the treatment of their President by the Prime Minister was an insult to their nation.

Lord Chesterfield once noted that an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

Moliere wrote that a wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

Sigmund Freud once suggested that the first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.

Russell Lynes once said that the only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.

A Japanese proverb notes, Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.

A Haitian proverb notes, Don't insult the alligator until you've crossed the river.

A Saudi Arabian proverb tells us that insults must be written in sand, and compliments carved in stone.

A Chinese proverb notes that anger is always more harmful than the insult that caused it.

A Chinese proverb holds that the wise man forgets insults as the ungrateful forget benefits.

A Jewish proverb states that he who puts up with insult invites injury.

I read somewhere that in ancient Cambodia, it was illegal to insult a rice plant.

Tipping in restaurants is not done in Iceland, and is considered insulting.

It is insulting to touch people on the head in Thailand.

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