In even weightier matters the opinion of the grand vizier was slighted.
On the whole the master in these Roman days found himself slighted for the first and only time in his life.
As Shinshin had remarked, from the time of his arrival Anatole had turned the heads of the Moscow ladies, especially by the fact that he slighted them and plainly preferred the gypsy girls and French actresses--with the chief of whom, Mademoiselle George, he was said to be on intimate relations.
This arrangement, however, cost him much of his popularity in Bulgaria, while discontent prevailed among a certain number of his officers, who considered themselves slighted in the distribution of rewards at the close of the campaign.
The king also wondered why this man, who was his favorite, should be so slighted.