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01. Shoplifting is a serious [offence], and will be punished.
02. The smell of perfume can be quite [offensive] to people with allergies.
03. Because it was his first [offence], he was let off with a warning.
04. In some countries, selling illegal drugs is an [offence] which is punishable by death.
05. A young American living in Singapore was caned for a vandalism [offence], sparking outrage in the U.S.
06. It is an [offence] to buy stolen goods.
07. Ursula found his sexist jokes to be [offensive], and she told him so.
08. Personally, I'm not [offended] by sex scenes in movies, but I know some people are very uncomfortable with them.
09. A known sex [offender] has been spotted hanging around near the playground.
10. Contrary to popular belief, research now shows that young [offenders] generally get stiffer sentences than adults who commit the same crime.
11. The director of the film decided to remove the [offending] scenes from the movie in order to avoid an X rating.
12. Studies show that persons prosecuted for criminal [offences] are disproportionately members of the lower class.
13. There is a Nigerian proverb which states that it is a fear of [offence] that makes men swallow poison.
14. Ambrose Bierce once suggested that to apologize is to lay the foundation for a future [offence].
15. Cicero once stated that justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no [offence].
16. Stanley Baldwin once said that the only defense is in [offence], which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves.
17. Cicero once said, "Let the punishment match the [offence]."
18. In the 1800s in England, trying to commit suicide was an [offence] which was punishable by hanging.
19. During the 18th century, books that were considered [offensive] were sometimes punished by being whipped.
20. Catholic bishops once tried to prevent singer Madonna from touring Italy, claiming she was an [offence] to good taste.
21. If we were to remove from our libraries every book that someone finds [offensive], the shelves would be bare.
22. Europeans in Madagascar are not called white because the color white is considered [offensive] in their culture.
23. A Chinese proverb notes that you can hardly make a friend in a year, but you can easily [offend] one in an hour.
24. A Czech proverb observes that if you want to hear the truth about yourself, [offend] your neighbor.
25. A Mexican proverb suggests that he who is accustomed to evil is [offended] by good.
26. In my experience, I've generally found communication to be a subtle art. [Offence] is often taken, but rarely intended.
27. In January of 1991, Allied forces launched a major air [offensive] against Iraq to begin the Persian Gulf War.
28. Ludwig Wittgenstein once suggested that no one likes having [offended] another person; hence everyone feels so much better if the other person doesn't show he's been [offended].

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  • offence — BrE usually offense AmE noun 1 (C) an illegal action or a crime: Driving while drunk is a serious offence. | a parking offense (+ against): sexual offences against children | commit an offence (=do something that is an offence) | first offence… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • offence — of‧fence [əˈfens] , offense noun 1. [countable] LAW an illegal action or a crime: • The company was not aware that it was committing an offence. • It is an offence to sell alco …   Financial and business terms

  • offence — var of offense Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. offence …   Law dictionary

  • Offence — Of*fence , n. See {Offense}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offence — (n.) see OFFENSE (Cf. offense) …   Etymology dictionary

  • offence — (Brit.) of·fence || É™ fens n. attack; (Sports) side that pursues (rather than defends); misdeed; insult; state of being offended; transgression (also offense) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offence — This is spelt ence in BrE, and offense in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • offence — (US offense) ► NOUN 1) an illegal act; a breach of a law or rule. 2) resentment or hurt. 3) the action of making a military attack. 4) N. Amer. the attacking team in a sport …   English terms dictionary

  • offence — [ə fens′] n. Brit. sp. of OFFENSE …   English World dictionary

  • offence — of|fence W3 BrE offense AmE [əˈfens] n 1.) an illegal action or a crime ▪ The possession of stolen property is a criminal offence. ▪ Punishment for a first offence is a fine. ▪ His solicitor said he committed the offence because he was heavily in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • offence */*/*/ — UK [əˈfens] / US noun Word forms offence : singular offence plural offences 1) [countable] a crime or illegal activity for which there is a punishment motoring/firearms/public order offences criminal offence: Killing these animals is a criminal… …   English dictionary