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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            He would pocket the expense of the license.
                                                  --Sterne.
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   2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
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            He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long
            been dead.                            --Macaulay.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Affront \Af*front"\, n. [Cf. F. affront, fr. affronter.]
   1. An encounter either friendly or hostile. [Obs.]
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            I walked about, admired of all, and dreaded
            On hostile ground, none daring my affront. --Milton.
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   2. Contemptuous or rude treatment which excites or justifies
      resentment; marked disrespect; a purposed indignity;
      insult.
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            Offering an affront to our understanding. --Addison.
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   3. An offense to one's self-respect; shame. --Arbuthnot.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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            All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant. --Holland.
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            That he, as 't were by accident, may here
            Affront Ophelia.                      --Shak.
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   2. To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death;
      hence, to meet in hostile encounter. [Archaic]
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   3. To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult
      to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked
      incivility.
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            How can any one imagine that the fathers would have
            dared to affront the wife of Aurelius? --Addison.
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   Syn: To insult; abuse; outrage; wound; illtreat; slight;
        defy; offend; provoke; pique; nettle.
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