1 Having with difficulty restrained an explosion of merriment, lest it should offend her majesty, Laurie tapped and was graciously received.
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.
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.
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.
5 His pride," said Miss Lucas, "does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it.
6 I wondered if I had said anything to offend him.
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.
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.
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 DickensContext Highlight 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 JoyceContext Highlight 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.
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.
13 You offend all my friends: they stop coming whenever they meet you.
14 'I hope I have said nothing to offend you,' he added, in a tone of dislike.
15 She spoke, and seemed only to offend.