She could not decide if Amber's words had offended or amused her.
"I hate to use the word offended, but they feel it is an invasion of their personal privacy."
But, the teacher also said the words on Gelsey's shirt offended one of the students.
The word offended would not adequately describe my frame of mind.
The word offends until you realize that in most cases it actually applies.
She questioned nothing, turning from me as though my words had offended her.
That is, their words must not offend the dignity of the assembly.
At the same time, he has banned from the newspaper's pages any mention of designers whose words or work have offended him.
We have to consider whether our words may hurt or offend others.
Besides, her mother had gone where bad words would no longer offend and, in theory, never got said.