be offended

See: resent
References in classic literature ?
Do not be offended, Elinor, if my praise of him is not in every thing equal to your sense of his merits.
He is an old man; you must not be offended with him.
My answer was, "that I durst proceed no further in my relation, unless he would give me his word and honour that he would not be offended, and then I would tell him the wonders I had so often promised.
People, whether Muslims or others, have every right to be offended, to voice their rejection, to condemn, to criticize, to protest, but to do so peacefully and respectfully.
No one cares if you think you can speak for others who might be offended, too.
It seems that we are not allowed to offend people from other countries, but we are allowed to be offended by doing nothing wrong but supporting the country we live in.
Are you going to be offended if I wish you a happy Hanukkah?
It is sad that some people should be offended by this.
Come into the real world councillors, the consul cannot be offended or blamed for something that happened before he was born.
It's likely that no one is going to be offended by a child dancing to "Be Our Guest.
Adults at a university caving in to a few children (of all ages) who are either a) irrelevant to the discussion because they're not Indians, or b) like Natasha Joseph who, besides believing that it is her birthright never to be offended, is, according to the newspaper's own article, out of step with up to 90 percent of Indians who are not offended;
If a member of another faith were to be offended by the sight of a spicy bun marked into quarters with a cross, how much more should they be offended by the reason that they are deemed to be living ``In the year of our Lord 2003''.