01. He [insulted] her, telling her she was fat, and made her cry.
02. The salary they offered me for the job was so low that it was [insulting], so I refused it.
03. People of different cultures sometimes get [insults] thrown at them by racists.
04. I felt [insulted] when they suggested I had cheated on the test.
05. Even if you disagree with someone, it doesn't give you the right to [insult] them.
06. The teacher made an [insulting] remark to the student after he failed his test.
07. His remarks to the secretary were [insultingly] sexist and embarrassing.
08. The crowd booed and yelled [insults] at the players of the losing team.
09. The newspapers said that the treatment of their President by the Prime Minister was an [insult] to their nation.
10. Lord Chesterfield once noted that an injury is much sooner forgotten than an [insult].
11. 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.
12. Sigmund Freud once suggested that the first human who hurled an [insult] instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
13. 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.
14. A Japanese proverb notes, "Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't [insult] them."
15. A Haitian proverb notes, "Don't [insult] the alligator until you've crossed the river."
16. A Saudi Arabian proverb tells us that [insults] must be written in sand, and compliments carved in stone.
17. A Chinese proverb notes that anger is always more harmful than the [insult] that caused it.
18. A Chinese proverb holds that the wise man forgets [insults] as the ungrateful forget benefits.
19. A Jewish proverb states that he who puts up with [insult] invites injury.
20. I read somewhere that in ancient Cambodia, it was illegal to [insult] a rice plant.
21. Tipping in restaurants is not done in Iceland, and is considered [insulting].
22. It is [insulting] to touch people on the head in Thailand.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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