Affront

Faire affront à quelqu'un = To shame some one in public.

Le fils fait affront à sa famille = The son is a disgrace to his family.

Boire (essuyer_ or _avaler) un affront = To pocket an insult.

Affût

Être à l'affût = To be watching for a favourable opportunity; To be on the look-out. (See Aguets.)

Âge

Il est entre deux âges = He is middle-aged.

Il est président d'âge = He is chairman by seniority.

Le bas âge = Infancy.

Le bel âge = Childhood; youth.

[Some idea is generally understood after le bel âge. Thus “childhood” is not always the right translation. For an author _le bel âge_ would be after thirty, for a politician later still, and so on. Chicaneau, in Racine's Plaideurs, calls sixty _le bel âge pour plaider_ (i. 7).]

La fleur de l'âge = The prime of life.

Le moyen âge = The Middle Ages.