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  • v. Present participle of offend.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of committing an offense; offense; fault; transgression; crime.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. offending against or breaking a law or rule

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Examples

  • But, as someone pointed out earlier, it raises awareness about the term offending these guys, which is probably the main objective behind filing the complaint.

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  • Using ethnic stereotypes — whether they're intended to make positive, negative or just nonsensical points — is understood to be strictly out-of-bounds on TV sports and often results in offending announcers being suspended or even fired.

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  • Nice, so soon, such an impact, and they say offending is not a good path to tread.

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  • "Far from needing to worry about the alarming growth of" yob Britain "the survey carries the more reassuring message that minor offending is not uncommon, but most people simply grow out of it."

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  • The two cases that show striking similarities (a.) both pedophiles were God fearing Sunday School teachers, pillars of their communities, exploiting their position of power (b.) when their long-term offending came to the attention of their respective Churches, both parties opted to bury their heads in the sand rather than alerting authorities, thus allowing the offending to continue unabated (c.) both sicko's got their kicks engaging in animal sex.

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  • Though in offending the Religious, he became the problem of secular authority.)

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  • This idea of never offending is very Californian, which may explain why I’ve had such trouble fitting in here.

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  • Where’s the data which proves re-offending is lower when non-custodial alternatives are employed?

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  • Learning from the Miers debacle, Bush took no chances in offending his base and picked a man so conservative he’s earned the nickname “Scalito,” after ultra-conservative Justice Scalia.

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  • I have no idea how to word that and don't like the idea of offending her.

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