Definitions

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  • v. To feel (and usually to show) resentment at another's actions or words.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If we wish to build a lodge where the rabbit burrow is, we do not ask the rabbit's permission nor expect him to take offense if we do so.

    Renegade's Magic

  • A group of the other females seemed to take offense at this close friendship and the resulting association between a colonel's wife and a Jowly captain's wife.

    Thud Ridge

  • They who have a mean conception of the patriarchs as being prosy and trivial characters, standing on a low level of faith and godliness, are inclined to take offense at so noble a production and to pronounce apodictically that

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Now, Pheira was not a person to take offense without cause, but something about the man's attitude annoyed her.

    Roc and a Hard Place

  • It was a fear a great deal easier to deal with than the more sensible one, that the girl was crazed enough someday to take offense and slip toadstools into his soup.

    2005

  • “And if the minions of Pakktrine Unified, or Great Pevvid, or anyone else should take offense at that good work or, worse, feel threatened by it sufficiently to respond, it might just be that the alien will be compelled to react proportionately in order to ensure its own safety.”

    Running from the Deity

  • Boss was too elated at Talker's news to take offense at his manner.

    Natives of Space

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