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- v. To take offense; to object or protest.
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- v. raise a formal objection in a court of law
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"But we 're Englishmen," said one of them, "and we take exception to the line, 'Khaki clad cut-throats,' meaning of course the English constabulary."
There was not an ounce of anything anyone could take exception to in Stokes’s tone, nor yet any comfort they could draw from it.
"And you're worried the Gabriel Corporation may take exception to you stirring up trouble?"