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uh fen siv

  • n  the action of attacking an enemy
  • s  violating or tending to violate or offend against
    considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity
  • a  for the purpose of attack rather than defense
    offensive weapons
  • a  causing anger or annoyance
    offensive remarks
  • a  morally offensive
  • a  unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
    offensive odors
  • a  substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one
  • s  causing or able to cause nausea

  • Last week saw the great offensive of Europe's new war.
  • Prime Minister John Curtin this week proclaimed publicly what everyone had guessed privately: Australia could not possibly embark on a large-scale offensive for at least six months.
  • But rather than mount an offensive in the strongholds of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in South Waziristan the sort of campaign promised by President Asif Ali Zardari .
News & Articles


  • Brett Favre in International Herald Tribune
    My offensive line looks good, the defense played good down the stretch,Favre told the Biloxi newspaper. "I'm excited about playing for a talented young football team."
  • President Bush in Christian Science Monitor
    Here is the bottom line: While the enemy in Iraq is still dangerous, we have seized the offensive, and the Iraqi forces are becoming increasingly capable of leading and winning the fight,Bush said in a speech at the National Defense...
  • Doc Rivers in ESPN
    It would have been one thing if he had been scoring and we had not been scoring; then it would have been an issue,Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "But we were scoring and we had great rhythm -- we had great offensive rhythm -- and you could...

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