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 Meanings and Examples of OFFENCE
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offence
 n.  act of causing anger, resentment, displeasure, or affront; violation or infraction of moral or social code
Classic Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
1  Your pardon once again, good sir, if my speech give the shadow of offence.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
2  Excuse me," said she; "and be assured that I meant no offence to you, by speaking, in so quiet a way, of my own feelings.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
3  Marianne severely censured herself for what she had said; but her own forgiveness might have been more speedy, had she known how little offence it had given her sister.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
4  She taxed me with the offence at once, and my confusion may be guessed.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
5  Robert's offence was unpardonable, but Lucy's was infinitely worse.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
6  He brought me some chops, and vegetables, and took the covers off in such a bouncing manner that I was afraid I must have given him some offence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
7  I felt uncomfortable about going down to breakfast in the morning, as I had never set eyes on Mr. Murdstone since the day when I committed my memorable offence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
8  Yet I dared not express my anxiety, lest it should give her offence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
9  No offence to anybody, Mr. Wickfield.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
10  In short, I would have done anything in an honourable way rather than give Mrs. Crupp offence; and she was the terror of my life.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
11  Frozen-out old gardeners in the flower-beds of the heart, I took a personal offence against them all.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
12  As it had grown too dusky without, to see the sign, and as it had not grown light enough within to see the picture, Mr. Gradgrind and Mr. Bounderby received no offence from these idealities.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
13  Careless fellow as I am, I am not so indifferent, Mrs. Bounderby, as to be regardless of this vice in your brother, or inclined to consider it a venial offence.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
14  Ay, but I have though," answered the yeoman, "if it be an offence to deceive my prince for his own advantage.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  That punishment, the public punishment of disgrace, should in a just measure attend his share of the offence is, we know, not one of the barriers which society gives to virtue.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  The Act states that anyone committing the offence is liable to imprisonment.
2  Although it was only his first offence, the court handed down an eight-year sentence.
3  He is due to appear before magistrates in connection with a public order offence.
4  Sometimes taboo words are written with asterisks to avoid causing offence.
5  Two students were penalized very differently for the same offence.
6  The best defence is a good offence.
7  Espionage is a capital offence in this country.
8  Thirteen people have been charged with treason — an offence which can carry the death penalty.
9  New legislation makes it an offence to carry guns.
10  Civil contempt is not properly regarded as a criminal offence.
11  In Britain the Consumer Protection Act makes it a criminal offence to sell goods that are unsafe.
12  Testing patients without their consent would constitute a professional and legal offence.
13  The possession of stolen property is a criminal offence.
14  Only later did he realize the full seriousness of his offence.
15  If you are willing to smoke marijuana, where it is an offence in many countries, then how can anyone be sure that you won't try dope to improve your swimming?