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- adj. Not offending.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not offending; not giving offense; not sinning; free from sin or fault; harmless; innocent; blameless.
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- adj. not causing anger or annoyance
- adj. not offending
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SPEAKER, called unoffending Prince ARTHUR the "youthful STRAFFORD."
Cruelty to the unoffending, that is what I mean by atrocities. "
She told him that he was no common bush-dog, but a blooded Irish gentleman, and that no dog that was a gentleman ever did such things as chase unoffending black men.
The Ancient Mariner would shake his head sadly; and Daughtry, who likewise was hurt by the infliction of hurt on unoffending animals, would sympathize with him and fetch him unbidden another of the expensive three-for-a-dollar cigars so that his feelings might be soothed.
But like so many nominees before her, Kagan essentially dodged -- although in a very polite and unoffending way.
The stage driver encouraged them to make the unoffending animal “hump himself,” or take off running, and the brothers opened fire with their pistols.
The perpetrators were citizens living near the middle block-house, whose wives and children had been killed a few days before by the hostiles, but who well knew that these unoffending creatures had had nothing to do with those murders.
It is true the people at the Cascades had suffered much, and that their wives and children had been murdered before their eyes, but to wreak vengeance on Spencer's unoffending family, who had walked into their settlement under the protection of a friendly alliance, was an unparalleled outrage which nothing can justify or extenuate.
"Peaceable, unoffending colored men and boys were beaten up and murdered by brutes who boast of our white civilization."
Parenti holds President Reagan responsible for the invasion of Grenada, “an unoffending, small country that was trying to develop a communitarian way, and overthrew its government” and had some of its leaders killed.