Another posts

arthrodynia definition throw off meaning zoomastigina examples culture fluid undutiful meaning dispersed phase definition ferro definition case at bar what does partner in crime mean an nefud right of entry definition even keeled definition ferret eye what is positional notation self fertilization definition waters of hydration definition more mature or maturer paracentral definition hilted definition untempered mortar definition nebulization definition borgia definition disraeli definition cuspis definition definition of florence flask follow suit example sentence dull witted austria hungary definition valve springs definition risky venture reeling machine sound off definition grame definition zuider zee definition

unoffending

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj unoffending not causing anger or annoyance "inoffensive behavior"
    • adj unoffending not offending "an unoffending motorist should not have been stopped"
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unoffending Not offending; not giving offense; not sinning; free from sin or fault; harmless; innocent; blameless.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unoffending un-o-fen′ding not offending, blameless
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

The Boches apparently strafed back at an unoffending village on the west side of the hill.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
My darling unoffending Maude!
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
And he never rode past Kirkdale Church without sinning again as he plunged the rowels into his mare's unoffending sides.
"Samuel Rutherford and some of his correspondents" by Alexander Whyte
What they can do with one simple, unoffending, white-cloth cricket-hat passes all belief.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
I; just keeping an unoffending eye on Queen Tamerhamer's little place.
"The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth" by Timothy Templeton
Mr. Luttrell, with his cane, takes the heads off two unoffending crocuses that, most unwisely, have started up within his reach.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Slavery commenced its dreadful work in kidnapping unoffending men in a foreign and distant land, and in piracy on the seas.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
Wilson's hand is now stained with the blood of a worthy and unoffending man.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
To the peaceable, unoffending inhabitants it brings neither danger nor difficulty.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
This caught Mr Fortescue Jones, the unoffending assistant-paymaster, in the eye, and made all the purser's clerks yell with laughter.
"Crown and Anchor" by John Conroy Hutcheson
She could scarcely be at once an unoffending victim and one of the ablest women of her time.
"Royal Edinburgh" by Margaret Oliphant
And grudgingly the Duke of Alva followed her, with a vicious swish of his cane at the unoffending trunk.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
Cruelty to the unoffending, that is what I mean by atrocities.
"Young Hilda at the Wars" by Arthur Gleason
I have torn all my hair off, and constantly beat my unoffending family.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
Miss Eliza, the second sister, is meek and unoffending.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
Still he indignantly protested he was an unoffending traveller.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Mr. Maclin went out and gave the unoffending new doormat a savage kick.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
He had been ordered to take two troops and arrest the unoffending visitors on their way.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
Take with thee in each hand An unoffending child of him thou weep'st.
"André" by William Dunlap
With all this, he was a perfect, unoffending gentleman in word and act.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
***

In poetry:

The sire himself, with gesture wild,
His thoughtless offspring takes;
And seats his unoffending child
Amidst these angry Snakes!
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
"Though envious Age affects to deem thee Boy,
Lose not one day, one hour, of proffer'd bliss;
In youth grasp every unoffending joy,
And wing'd with rapture snatch the bridal kiss.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield