Antonyms for offence

defending team, defense, defence.

Quotes of offence

  1. The theologian considers sin mainly as an offence against God the moral philosopher as contrary to reasonableness – Thomas Aquinas
  2. I'm a great dog fanatic My own dog died a little while ago and I take it very personally when things die it's a major offence – Clive Barker
  3. No man lives without jostling and being jostled in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world giving and receiving offence – Thomas Carlyle
  4. Almost every desire a poor man has is a punishable offence – Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  5. I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence – George Eliot
  6. When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody – John McGahern
  7. How shall I lose the sin yet keep the sense and love the offender yet detest the offence – Alexander Pope
  8. I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop – James Thomson
  9. 'Tis easier for the generous to forgive than for offence to ask it – James Thomson
  10. I fear a permanent Confederation will never be settled tho the most material articles are I think got thro', so as to give great offence to some but to my Satisfaction – William Whipple
  11. I find that to be a fool as to worldly wisdom and to commit my cause to God not fearing to offend men who take offence at the simplicity of truth is the only way to remain unmoved at the sentiments of others – John Woolman

Usage examples for offence

  1. “ I see nothing else in the intention of poor Janey's last offence to him – The Amazing Marriage, v3 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. Don't add a lie to your offence I ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Whoever does so shall be guilty of an offence – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  4. And if his public life was free from all offence so was his private – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon
  5. Offence or no offence I speak and you listen – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. He was not bound to accept the invitation because she gave it but she finding him there already present in the house did feel herself bound to give it for which offence as I have said before I cannot bring myself to forgive her – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. This I refused telling him that since I punished my people when they committed the least offence against his it was but just this man should be punished also and as I knew he would not do it I was resolved to do it myself – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  8. And yet somehow I don't want to take offence from you – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  9. “ No offence to you – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  10. What offence have I given to the Church – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. What offence have I to forgive you for dear friend – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. You'll pardon me if I say anything to give you offence but you'll understand the reason why – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  13. “ No offence I say – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  14. Do you know that that is a new and grave offence – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  15. “ I like you the better for it my dear sir said he and I assure you that I mean no offence – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. You know how quick she is to take offence – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  17. “ I told them you'd take it without offence – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  18. What greater offence would you have – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  19. “ I can't help it miss she said you'll not take offence I'm sure – Windyridge by W. Riley
  20. “ I should like to know what offence we are charged with Malcolm said angrily – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty