offend against

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offend against someone or something

to anger or affront someone or something. We do not wish to offend against anyone. He didn't realize that he offended against their cultural values.
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Popova commented on their opinions by saying: "Let's cool down our emotions and, because of a particular attitude or desire to say how much we do not want a person to become an EC Commissioner, let us not offend against something that is clear, open and specific, and is based on Bulgarian legislation.
First also objected to the idea that hebephilia needed to be added to the definition because many men do not differentiate between prepubescent and pubescent children, and offend against both.
During the next 12 months it is our intention to continue to investigate all reported incidents and bring to task those that deliberately offend against environmental legislation.
CARI is holding a conference, the first of its kind in Ireland, called The Last Taboo - Women Who Sexually Offend Against Children next Thursday to address the issue.
So today we find Great Britain can be an open house for all the scumbags in Europe and countries beyond and we have no laws in force with which to deport them when they offend against the laws of our land.
Because these acts are done on private property, and not in public, they do not offend against the test of indecency, the Court said.
I heard him confront the scourge of terrorism saying: "To offend against man is, most certainly to offend against God.
But (I think it's fair to say) they're exclusively the sins which, as well as being an offense against our neighbors, also offend against the community's own corporate egoism.
giving Evidence against any person or persons who Should Offend against the Statute .
In the preface, the translators noted the text is aimed at inclusivity "insofar as this is possible in normal English usage, without resort to inelegant circumlocutions or neologisms that would offend against the dignity of the language.
The proposed GATT revisions offend against democracy and freedom, against people's natural concern for bodily and ecological health, and against the very possibility of a sustainable food supply.
not offend against the Public International Law or any International Commitment made by the State.
Rejection on the basis of race, gender, sexuality or background all offend against the idea of meritocracy, but the last one is legal, whereas the rest are not.
Despite the fact that having had, no doubt, lots of opportunity to offend against children there is absolutely no suggestion he did within his capacity as a teacher," she stressed.
If any offend against a little child, it would be better for that person that a millstone be placed around his neck and he be cast into the sea".