She put the offending foot on the ground, tentatively applying a little weight, clamping a hand over her mouth to stop the cry of pain.
Ordinarily she would have thumped him on top of the head or yelled, but fearful of offending a customer, she tolerated his invasion of her space.
He tried to grab her once, but the offending hand was swatted away.
She watched him curiously, wondering if he planned on wiping off her offending fingerprints.
The iPad was open, the offending picture front and center.
A sort of symbolic retaliation was the punishment of the offending member, seen in the cutting off the hand that struck a father or stole a trust; in cutting off the breast of a wet-nurse who substituted a changeling for the child entrusted to her; in the loss of the tongue that denied father or mother (in the Elamite contracts the same penalty was inflicted for perjury); in the loss of the eye that pried into forbidden secrets.
In the Christian church flagellation was originally a punishment, and was practised not only by parents and schoolmasters, but also by bishops, who thus corrected offending priests and monks (St Augustine, Ep. 1 59 ad Marcell.; cf.
(It is hurled against offending Israel, Isa.
It has been held that a person offending under the statute is also indictable at common law (Rex v.
Tobiah was cast out, the offending priest expelled, and a general purging followed, in which all the foreign element was removed.
On the other hand, unexpurgated copies were made in Matthew's lifetime; though the offending passages are duly omitted or softened in his abridgment of his longer work, the Historia Anglorum (written about 125 3), the real sentiments of the author must have been an open secret.
This power also to be in the body of the Church whereof the partyes so offending and persisting are members."
He specially abstained from offending their religious susceptibilities.
Rostov and Ilyin hastened to find a corner where they could change into dry clothes without offending Mary Hendrikhovna's modesty.
Helene was faced by a new problem--how to preserve her intimacy with both without offending either.