However, he then seems to take offence at something written on the list.
Although two of the officers did so, the department has taken offence.
Why should they take offence at what he means anyway?
He is quick to take offence, especially where we are concerned.
It may be that in those days I was too quick to take offence.
People stepped on her feet, but she put up with it all without taking offence.
Some fellow Members seem to be particularly quick to take offence.
But don't you take offence if I suddenly stop being polite.
It seemed like he was too dim to take much offence.
Good girl, he wanted to say, but feared she'd take offence.