give offense

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Moreover, the next to the last line was calculated to give offense to the hermits, and perhaps lose us their advertising.
Huntington did not set out to give offense, but The Clash of Civilizations, in particular, was misinterpreted by certain critics as a brief for pre-emptive war and demonizing other peoples.
Without meaning to give offense, our host made the observation that we have a surfeit of law schools with so many outstanding lawyers.
In Turkish culture, giving a suggestion quite often is perceived as a form of criticism and could even give offense to someone.
We are continually amazed by the contortions some will subject language to in order never to give offense to any individual or group.
As Frost put it: "Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offense.
While President Nichol felt compelled to censor the Christian symbol so as not to give offense to anyone, he felt no similar compulsion to shield students from obscene, sacrilegious programs on campus.
Whatever the religious roots of their concerns with, say, the toleration of difference, respect for law, or the pursuit of the good life, it has become increasingly obvious that their Christianity has melded into a vague humanism that tries, above all, to give offense to no one.
In such a context, they believe, Christianity has too long sought to put on a socially acceptable face in order not to give offense.
Israel's government preferred not to give offense and sour the new relations, and so offered to take the proposal under consideration.
The nomenclature commission's code of ethics no longer explicitly discourages humor that's not likely to give offense.