take umbrage

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I promise you there shall be nothing that could cause him anxiety in our silence, or at which he could take umbrage.
Philander was too much relieved at the happy outcome to their adventure to take umbrage at the professor's cruel fling.
Therefore just and wise men take umbrage at his act, until after some little time be past: then they see it to be in unison with their acts.