I can get into enough trouble without people squeezing imaginary insults out of my words.
But you need something to keep you from challenging every merchant's son who insults your boots.
Libels, insults, &c., resistance to public authority, offences against good customs, thefts and frauds, have increased; assaults are nearly stationary.
Nevertheless, the monks continued to be subjected to insults as followers of a heretic, until they obtained from Honorius III.
He did not succeed in his mission; he was subjected to the grossest insults; and under compulsion signed a treaty giving over the disputed territory to Bhutan, and making other concessions which the Bhutan government demanded.