Definition of 'offense'
Example sentences containing 'offense'
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He began to boil his water, tried to refuse invitations without causing offense, and religiously took the prescribed medicines. THREE KINDS OF KISSING - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES (2001)He took no offense at being exploited in this fashion, however scandalous the work or scurrilous the part. EVERVILLE (2001)It was fortunate that the turning year brought the farm much more work; it enabled me to keep away without remark or offense. TESTIMONIES (2001)
You nearly killed me with your first `car bomb", and yet I have taken no personal offense. CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (2001)
Trends of 'offense'
Used Occasionally. offense is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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