Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A putting aside; the act of putting off, in any sense.
- adj. Alternative form of put off.
“Question: I know that you and many others are loving this season of Fringe with the alt-world, Doublivia high jinks but I am a bit more, shall we say, off-put.”
“Neither was Gavin off-put by the actions of livewire Laura, her of the challenging personality who hit him with a whip during the romantic photo task and keeps asking to be picked up and carried.”
“Meg, I was somewhat off-put by the total emphasis of the one author you cited on enforcement.”
“While Mr. Dillon was troubled by the incident, he seemed equally off-put by the state law, which capped the amount of prison time a criminal could get for multiple, non-murderous felonies.”
“I am not as off-put by the emotional display put on by Clinton yesterday, because I can only imagine how utterly gobsmacked an frustrated she must feel to see the Presidency, which hovered before her like a floating chalice ready for the taking, suddenly move out of grasp.”
“I have been a little off-put by some aggressive fundraisers from there, though.”
“History aside, do not be off-put by the "bread pudding" label, I almost never like bread pudding since many versions are eggy and rich and about the weight of small livestock.”
“Anyone else might have felt off-put having a socially inept, emotionally damaged cult member sleeping in their daughters bed and, alternately, with their son.”
“I am sick and tired of this crap! tbogg mentions Rick Moran, who, (ahem) is slightly off-put by Ann-thing Coulter's latest spew:”
“I certainly was a little off-put by the number of 16-and-under-year-olds there since when do 13-year-old kids go to indie concerts?”
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