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 Meanings and Examples of OFFENSIVE
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 a.  causing anger, displeasure, resentment, or affront
Classic Sentence: (58 in 4 pages)
1  After which offensive implication, he cut himself a crust of bread, and threw the knife down with a noise.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
2  In his girdle he wore a long and double-edged dagger, which was the only offensive weapon about his person.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
3  I promise thee, brother Clerk," said he, "I will ask thee no more offensive questions.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
4  In himself he was wearisome, but as the friend of Tom and the admirer of Julia he became offensive.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
5  Yes; it is in two points offensive to me; I have two strong grounds of objection to it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
6  There is always something offensive in the details of cunning.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 21
7  Olly, though without the tact to perceive when remarks were untimely, was saved by her very simplicity from rendering them offensive.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
8  I had gone up to ask him about you, and he was very offensive; accused me of coaxing you away from the service of the firm, and that sort of thing.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
9  It will be obvious that any details which would help the reader exactly to identify the college or the criminal would be injudicious and offensive.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
10  This scorn was not offensive to his master.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III
11  But if you only knew how offensive it was.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII
12  Balashev replied that there was "nothing offensive in the demand, because."
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV
13  The tune he was whistling, his gait, and the gesture with which he twirled his mustache, all now seemed offensive.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXIX
14  Ermolov had been to see Bennigsen a few days previously and had entreated him to use his influence with the commander-in-chief to induce him to take the offensive.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER III
15  Kutuzov did not consider any offensive necessary.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XV
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  The army was forced to give ground when the enemy started its new offensive.
17  The programme contains language which some viewers may find offensive.
18  He launched what was called a charm offensive against MPs who might not support the Government.
19  Military officials are still tight-lipped about when or whether their forces will launch a ground offensive.
20  The defensive team nearly equipoised the offensive team.
21  She took the offensive, challenging her critics to prove their allegations.
22  His comments were deeply offensive to a large number of single mothers.
23  The Commission has now launched a high-level diplomatic offensive to reverse the ban.
24  The professional boxers are required by law to restrict their offensive impulses to the ring.
25  Ridiculous, offensive comments like this do nothing but aggravate the situation.
26  The Huskies must reconstruct their offensive line to protect its quarterback.
27  Standing on his dignity, he refused to demean himself by replying to the offensive letter.
28  Your scurrilous remarks are especially offensive because they are untrue.
29  The general ordered the battalion to deploy in order to meet the enemy offensive.
30  After breaking the ice with Mr. Putin at a meeting in Slovenia, Mr. Bush has agreed that the two issues, both offensive and defensive systems, go hand in hand.