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Thither let us tend From off the tossing of these fiery waves, There rest, if any rest can harbour there, And reassembling our afflicted Powers, Consult how we may henceforth most offend Our Enemy, our own loss how repair, How overcome this dire Calamity, What reinforcement we may gain from Hope, If not what resolution from despare.
I am trying to offend you in order to save myself from falling in love with you, and I have not the heart to let myself succeed.
For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong, putteth the law out of office.
By some means or other she must have had the misfortune to offend him.
I often offend in something of the same way; I am apt to speak too strongly of those who don't please me.
He had not the tact, or the art, to effect such a purpose by skilfully drawing out my sentiments or ideas through the real or apparent statement of his own, or leading the conversation by imperceptible gradations to such topics as he wished to advert to: but such gentle abruptness, and such single-minded straightforwardness, could not possibly offend me.
He belonged to that natural, humorous school who took for their motto in the seventeenth century the aphorism uttered by one of their number in 1653, -- "To despise flowers is to offend God.
You don't offend me--you do worse, you distress me.
He dared not speak, fearing to offend her as before, for he knew not what he could venture to say.
free to do anything but offend God and my conscience.
In your anxiety for Helen's happiness you would offend the whole of these Wilcoxes by asking one of your impetuous questions--not that one minds offending them.
He obviously wants to offend me," pursued Sergey Ivanovitch; "but he cannot offend me, and I should have wished with all my heart to assist him, but I know it's impossible to do that.