You have to have tremendous discipline to play against this offense.
A woman claims she was assaulted by a Montreal transit clerk for the offense of speaking English in public.
Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.
All three could now be held in “contempt of Parliament,” although there is no clear-cut legal punishment for such an offense.
Any critique may be treated as a security issue or an offense against the faith.
I am not informed that any objection was made to it, or that it was regarded as an offense.
For there is a play even with most serious things that has in it no offense.
Men who had committed some offense were compelled to pull weeds and sweep the streets clean.
“Not meaning any offense, it was something like that,” said Sucatash, candidly.
If this be her first offense she may betray herself by an agitated manner.
late 14c., "hurt, harm, injury, pain," from Old French ofense "offense, insult, wrong" (13c.) and directly from Latin offensa "an offense, injury, affront, crime," literally "a striking against," noun use of fem. past participle of offendere (see offend). Meaning "action of attacking" and "feeling of being hurt" are both first recorded c.1400. Sense of "breach of the law, transgression" is first recorded late 14c. Sporting sense first recorded 1894.