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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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offend someone with something

to anger or affront someone with something. Don't offend us with your bad jokes. I offended Ralph with my constant niggling.
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References in classic literature ?
If he were a criminal offender, he must surely be an incorrigible hypocrite; and if he were no offender, why should Mr Meagles have collared him in the Circumlocution Office?
This union would certainly have been attended with several advantages; but would they not have been overbalanced by the signal disadvantage, already stated, arising from the agency of the same judges in the double prosecution to which the offender would be liable?
But is must be stated that the people of that Land were generally so well-behaved that there was not a single lawyer amongst them, and it had been years since any Ruler had sat in judgment upon an offender of the law.
I should be the last man in the world to object, since I am myself an offender in that respect.
And thus I had a second escape, for they were convicted, and both hanged, being old offenders, though but young people.
Boy after boy, he called the offenders out and gave them their choice; and, boy by boy, each one elected to pay the fine imposed.
And, like his olden nights, his ukase went forth that there should be no quarrelling nor fighting, offenders to be dealt with by him personally.
As well as this, one more serious sex offender was returned to prison for breaching their licence conditions.
Meanwhile a freedom of information request from the NSPCC has revealed that in England and Wales there is just one member of police staff responsible for every 50 offenders on the sex offender register, which includes rapists and paedophiles.
In one popular model of offender rehabilitation called the Risk-Needs-Responsivity Model, Andrews and Bonta discuss the importance of responsivity, which calls for treatment interventions to consider the offender's personal strengths and socio-biological-personality factors.
The report states that no serious further offences were committed by level 2 and level 3 offenders, where there is more than one agency required to manage the offender.
With assistance from the IDOC Research and Planning Division, the current dataset for assessing post-release recidivism and employment contains several important factors such as offender demographical characteristics (i.
These new rules specifically address the requirement that violent offenders against youth register with the state pursuant to the Child Murderer and Violent Offender Against Youth Registration Act (Act), 730 ILCS 154/10.
In this jurisdiction, a low-level drug and/or alcohol offender may be sentenced to undergo a CD assessment (and treatment if needed); complete a CS order; or if it is a first-time driving under the influence (DUI) charge, pay a monetary fine.
Consider the Georgia woman who was labeled a sex offender because she performed fellatio on a 15-year-old when she was 17.