Definition of 'give offence'
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Politicians who are too concerned not to give offence frequently end up spouting anodyne rot. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He gave offence to many people who considered themselves important and some who really were. King Edward VIII - The Official Biography (1990)The quango was worried that if such topics were mentioned, the play might give offence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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