The conflict, overall, was the culmination of years of insulting letters exchanged between Timur and Bayezid.
In the meantime, years of insulting letters had passed between Timur and Bayezid.
In protest against all the massacres, the representatives of the major powers addressed an insulting letter to the sultan.
Pushkin's jealousy made him write an insulting letter to d'Anthès's adoptive father.
Don't you think, really, that this was a pretty insulting letter for that man to be asking you to hand your son?
However, following recent media reports that he wrote insulting letters to the Princess, he has reluctantly decided that he must publicly correct these allegations.
Later on June 21, 2001, Doré wrote an extremely insulting private letter to the judge, which included the following complaints:
"Would you like to read the most insulting letter one reigning monarch has ever sent to another?"
Never again did he write an insulting letter.
It was a peculiar letter, partly insulting (he spoke of 'a pack of robbers'), partly aiming to play upon our feelings.