When the public sympathizes with an offender, there's less political will to file charges.
Edwards would be a first offender who, yes, abused his power, but also led a life of public service.
On my first visit, one offender seemed to have an infection around the metal strap, but had not yet been seen by a doctor.
That needs to be the rule, the universal standard, regardless of whether the offender is a Republican or a Democrat.
Less than a week later, the offender was sent to Camp Lejune and subsequently deployed for Iraq.
Only, if the church be an offender on this score, how fearful must be the crime of the walls?
Every offender deserves more our pity than our cruelty or wrath.
For any disobedience a fine of one dollar shall be imposed upon the offender.
The object of the Egyptian laws was to preserve life, and to reclaim an offender.
Then, perhaps, the teacher unfortunately breaks forth into a torrent of words or lays violent hands upon the offender.
early 14c., "to sin against (someone)," from Old French ofendre "transgress, antagonize," and directly from Latin offendere "to hit, strike against," figuratively "to stumble, commit a fault, displease, trespass against, provoke," from ob "against" (see ob-) + -fendere "to strike" (found only in compounds; see defend).
Meaning "to violate (a law), to make a moral false step, to commit a crime" is from late 14c. Meaning "to wound the feelings" is from late 14c. The literal sense of "to attack, assail" is attested from late 14c.; this has been lost in Modern English, but is preserved in offense and offensive. Related: Offended; offending.