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 Meanings and Examples of OFFENSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
offense
 n.  act of causing anger, displeasure, or affront; transgression of law; attacking or assaulting
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  Now, her never- too-scrupulous sense of honor was dulled by repetition of the offense and even fear of discovery had subsided.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  Will did not take offense but continued rubbing his hands before the flame.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
3  But, she told herself time and again, she would have to walk easily, gingerly, be meek under insults, yielding to injustices, never giving offense to anyone, black or white, who might do her harm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  Once again he repeated the offense.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
5  Neither party had firearms, and the contest was to be decided in the deadliest manner, hand to hand, with weapons of offense, and none of defense.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
6  The squaws seized clubs, axes, or whatever weapon of offense first offered itself to their hands, and rushed eagerly to act their part in the cruel game that was at hand.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
7  He felt offended, and without his noticing it the feeling of offense immediately turned into one of disdain which was quite uncalled for.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX
8  To expiate his huntsman's offense, Ilagin pressed the Rostovs to come to an upland of his about a mile away which he usually kept for himself and which, he said, swarmed with hares.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI
9  And here we live, thank heaven, without offense.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XII
10  Bingley was sure of being liked wherever he appeared, Darcy was continually giving offense.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  She was at least free from the offense of Mr. Darcy's further notice; though often standing within a very short distance of her, quite disengaged, he never came near enough to speak.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
12  He had only not to refuse things, not to show jealousy, not to be quarrelsome or take offense, all of which from his characteristic good nature he never did.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 5
13  The celebrated doctor did not take offense.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
14  For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
15  To delay it a single day would be in my eyes now to commit a fresh offense.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 33 SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  He was charged with carrying an offensive weapon.
17  Jan was convicted of possessing an offensive weapon.
18  The police nicked me for carrying an offensive weapon.
19  He was then arrested and charged with possessing an offensive weapon.
20  He was convicted of carrying an offensive weapon.
21  Exactly what can be called an offensive weapon is still a grey area.
22  She pleaded guilty to carrying an offensive weapon.
23  In the eyes of the law his knife was an offensive weapon.
24  His mode of doing business is offensive to me.
25  Jody keeps Sally in for twenty-three minutes, watching her pick up the offensive plays and bluff her way through the defense.
26  Republicans acknowledged that they had little choice but to mount an all-out offensive on the Democratic nominee.
27  The army was forced to give ground when the enemy started its new offensive.
28  The programme contains language which some viewers may find offensive.
29  He launched what was called a charm offensive against MPs who might not support the Government.
30  Military officials are still tight-lipped about when or whether their forces will launch a ground offensive.