be offended

See: resent
References in classic literature ?
Nay, ma'am, to be sure he meant nothing by it, therefore I would not have your ladyship be offended.
and why it is you hate--C and D,' she added in a whisper, half afraid that it would be offended again.
Will you promise not to be offended with me if I confess the truth?
I was far too anxious to find my way into his confidence--now that he had touched of his own accord on the subject of Eustace's first wife--to be offended with Miserrimus Dexter.
I certainly know many people who would be offended by being called pet, darling etc and find it offensive.
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.
We are dealing with people who have not even read the book in order to be offended.
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.
Or, if more likely, they are not simply merely highly selective in what they choose to be offended by.
Are you going to be offended if I wish you a happy Hanukkah?
It is sad that some people should be offended by this.