"You'll help me go on the offensive against your own people?" he asked, facing her.
We must respect their traditions, no matter how offensive they are.
Early in 1306 he modified or explained away those features of the bulls Clericis Laicos and Unam sanctam which were particularly offensive to the king.
On the outbreak of war in 1866 he assumed command of a volunteer army and, after the defeat of the Italian troops at Custozza, took the offensive in order to cover Brescia.
The pale clay-coloured gills, offensive odour, and clammy or even viscid top are decisive characters.
In rear of these lines VerdunToul and Epinal-Belfort, respectively, lie two large defended areas in which under certain circumstances the main armies would assemble preparatory to offensive movements.
The conception of a permanent confederation, bound together in offensive and defensive alliance for common objects, has not occurred to these hard fighters and stubborn asserters of their civic privileges.
By the home government, he, however, instructed a native ally to occupy the important positions of Keren and Asmar, and prepared himself to take the offensive against Mangash~ and Ras Alula.
Sulphuretted hydrogen is a colourless gas possessing an extremely offensive odour.
It was decided therefore to abandon offensive operations.
Under Hollywood's production code at the time, movies could not include nudity, criminal activity, or offensive language, or depict illegal drug use, venereal disease, or childbirth.
Nothing was too trivial for the Hindoo lawgiver, however offensive it may be to modern taste.
And how is our dear invalid? said she, as though unaware of the cold offensive look fixed on her.
This scorn was not offensive to his master.
But if you only knew how offensive it was... as if I...
Balashev replied that there was "nothing offensive in the demand, because..." but Murat interrupted him.
Kutuzov did not consider any offensive necessary.
He tried to avoid his old acquaintances with their commiseration and offensive offers of assistance; he avoided all distraction and recreation, and even at home did nothing but play cards with his mother, pace silently up and down the room, and smoke one pipe after another.