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Usage examples for offensive:

  1. There had been no comparison whatever between the offensive means employed by the two parties in the struggle on the earth. - "Edison's Conquest of Mars", Garrett Putman Serviss.
  2. The idea of a wedding, although it was offensive by reason of being different from every day, was still quite pleasant. - "Gone to Earth", Mary Webb.
  3. At twelve o'clock the Germans occupied Artenay, and after half an hour's rest they renewed the offensive. - "The Franco-German War of 1870-71", Count Helmuth, von Moltke.

Quotes for offensive:

  1. I've made this statement many times: If I would have to do it over again, I would have made known the forthcoming Tet Offensive. - William Westmoreland.
  2. If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger, or in an otherwise offensive manner; or by momentarily resigning the game; or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire, the game must be scored against him. - Howard Staunton.
  3. We ought to recognize that we have an offensive responsibility to take the war to the terrorists where they are. That responsibility has waned in the last year as military and intelligence resources were withdrawn from Afghanistan and Pakistan to be used in Iraq. - Bob Graham.
  4. A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not to be endured with patient resignation. - Bertrand Russell.
  5. We need to begin an all -out diplomatic offensive on Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur. - Kendrick Meek.

Rhymes for offensive:

  1. comprehensive, hypertensive, inexpensive, inoffensive.
  2. counteroffensive.