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 for To offend against
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Offend \Of*fend"\, v. i.
     1. To transgress the moral or divine law; to commit a crime;
        to stumble; to sin.
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              Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend
              in one point, he is guilty of all.    --James ii.
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              If it be a sin to covet honor,
              I am the most offending soul alive.   --Shak.
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     2. To cause dislike, anger, or vexation; to displease.
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              I shall offend, either to detain or give it. --Shak.
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     To offend against, to do an injury or wrong to; to commit
        an offense against. "We have offended against the Lord
        already." --2 Chron. xxviii. 13.
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