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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of offend.

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Examples

  • Lieberman says that it's not honest and that it actually hurts our relationship with the Islamic world, and thinks that removing the term offends moderate Muslims.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • Lieberman says that it's not honest and that it actually hurts our relationship with the Islamic world, and thinks that removing the term offends moderate Muslims.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • One of the devices for avoiding its consequences is the use of sex itself as an adjective, as when we speak of sex problems; but the special importance of this case is in regard to the sexual instinct, or, if the term offends the reader, let us say the sex instinct.

    Woman and Womanhood A Search for Principles

  • The point here is that if a label offends you, perhaps you should stop to check and see if that label was really meant to apply to you before you fly off the handle.

    The Moderate Voice

  • The point here is that if a label offends you, perhaps you should stop to check and see if that label was really meant to apply to you before you fly off the handle.

    The Moderate Voice

  • All that offends is me is that these grown women would have such horrible taste.

    'New Moon': A Hater's Guide | EW.com

  • Ignorance of Sarah Palin offends anyone who is educated, it's an insult to the intellectual world, american intelligence.

    Palin plans 'aggressive' fundraising push

  • If we walked in the light, we would EXPECT this to be the outcome of every comparable situation, and be shocked when it ISN'T. My only response to those people who this video shocks or offends is this: I worked as a firefighter/paramedic for many years in a big American city.

    Instructional Video: Self-Defense

  • Ho, ho, ho: The end of racism and sexism yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Ho, ho, ho: The end of racism and sexism'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: If a word offends you or anyone you know, ban it.'

    Ho, ho, ho: The end of racism and sexism

  • For a Jew, the Torah is the whole story; the phrase offends some Jews because it implies that without Jesus, they are incomplete or imperfect.

    On ‘Perfecting’ the Jews

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