I did so, and he explained that he did not mean to be inappropriate and he was sorry if I was offended.
“I was not offended by it,” Logan recalls, in an interview Monday night, confirming the anecdote.
It's that she antagonized liberal interest groups, offended the Clintons, and generally bungled the effort.
Remember when people used to complain that President Bush offended important allies?
Leonardo da Vinci: “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.”
"May God bless all our priests," said another, fearing that I might be offended.
I know it is a strange thing to ask you, but I hope you will not be offended.
If it had been true, however, it would have offended your sense of the fitness of things.
Gypsy would have nothing to do with her, and sniffed the air with offended dignity.
"Surely you will forgive me," he began in fear, lest he had offended.
early 14c., "to sin against (someone)," from Old French ofendre "transgress, antagonize," and directly from Latin offendere "to hit, strike against," figuratively "to stumble, commit a fault, displease, trespass against, provoke," from ob "against" (see ob-) + -fendere "to strike" (found only in compounds; see defend).
Meaning "to violate (a law), to make a moral false step, to commit a crime" is from late 14c. Meaning "to wound the feelings" is from late 14c. The literal sense of "to attack, assail" is attested from late 14c.; this has been lost in Modern English, but is preserved in offense and offensive. Related: Offended; offending.