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 Meanings and Examples of OFFEND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
offend
 v.  strike against; attack; assail; make angry; affront
Classic Sentence: (130 in 9 pages)
1  Having with difficulty restrained an explosion of merriment, lest it should offend her majesty, Laurie tapped and was graciously received.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
2  Yet there are a thousand ways of helping them, if one only knows how to do it so delicately that it does not offend.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
3  His changes of mood did not offend me, because I saw that I had nothing to do with their alternation; the ebb and flow depended on causes quite disconnected with me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
4  I knew such an idea would shock, perhaps offend you; and you were so discreet, and so thoroughly modest and sensible, I hoped you might be trusted to protect yourself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  His pride," said Miss Lucas, "does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  I wondered if I had said anything to offend him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
8  John Dashwood was greatly astonished; but his nature was calm, not open to provocation, and he never wished to offend anybody, especially anybody of good fortune.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37
9  I began to reflect whether I had done anything to offend her; and my conscience whispered me that I had not yet told her about Dora.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
10  And you will promise God now that by His holy grace you will never offend Him any more by that wicked sin.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
11  But the thin man did not be offend, and went down with the mate and saw where it was place, and came up and stood awhile on deck in fog.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  I hope, Cecily, I shall not offend you if I state quite frankly and openly that you seem to me to be in every way the visible personification of absolute perfection.
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In SECOND ACT
13  You offend all my friends: they stop coming whenever they meet you.
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT III
14  'I hope I have said nothing to offend you,' he added, in a tone of dislike.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
15  She spoke, and seemed only to offend.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
16  We're searching for a couple of runaways from the young offenders' institution.
17  Reforming these young offenders will require a firm hand.
18  We know some sex offenders dupe the psychologists who assess them.
19  The authorities often know that sex offenders will attack again when they are released.
20  The report on sexual discrimination at work shows that some of the worst offenders are women.
21  A major exception to the principle of proportionality relates to the sentencing of offenders for violent and sexual offences.
22  Instead of simply punishing them, the system encourages offenders to modify their behaviour.
23  The lawyer was pleased when the case was sent to Judge Smith's chambers because Smith was noted for her clemency toward first offenders.
24  In her lengthy harangue, the principal berated the offenders.
25  He asked for punitive measures against the offender.
26  I do not want to stigmatize this young offender for life by sending her to prison.
27  Reducing the income will further impoverish these families and could tempt an offender into further crime.
28  The correct sentence would have been nine months' detention in a young offender institution, and that sentence would be substituted.
29  His puerile pranks sometimes offended his more mature friends.
30  He sang a ribald song that offended many of the more prudish listeners.