OFFENCE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of offence
Definition:
n. act of causing anger, resentment, displeasure, or affront; violation or infraction of moral or social code
Example:
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?
Sentence in Classic:
Evidence of a previous conviction for robbery having been given against the prisoner, the magistrate refused to deal summarily with the offence, but referred it to the Assizes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
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 Context
In his lay capacity, he persisted in sitting down in the damp to such an insane extent, that when his coat was taken off to be dried at the kitchen fire, the circumstantial evidence on his trousers would have hanged him, if it had been a capital offence.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Bounderby, as to be regardless of this vice in your brother, or inclined to consider it a venial offence.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
For a week after the commission of the impious and profane offence of asking for more, Oliver remained a close prisoner in the dark and solitary room to which he had been consigned by the wisdom and mercy of the board.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Yet, had they really loved justice and the good of their country, I think that they would have been less prone to take offence at the coldness of my attitude, but would have sacrificed their feelings and their personality to their superior convictions.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
When, however, reward is withheld, or, to speak more correctly, where offence is given, not from avarice but from suspicion, the prince or people may deserve some excuse; and we read of many instances of ingratitude proceeding from this cause.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
I never suffer a word to pass that may look like reflection, or possibly give the least offence, even to those who are most ready to take it.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
He returns to call to a fearful reckoning, those who, during his absence, have done aught that can be construed offence or encroachment upon either the laws of the land or the privileges of the crown.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott Context
It is about a sort of blackguard; a man arrested for a second offence; a convict who has been guilty of theft.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
That which must be admired in the battle of Waterloo, is England; the English firmness, the English resolution, the English blood; the superb thing about England there, no offence to her, was herself.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context