offend against

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Related to offend against: offend against the law

w>offend against

vi +prep obj taste, common senseverstoßen gegen; Godsündigen gegen
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Not only does [fake news] offend against the orientation of the human intellect to the truth.
Outlast 2' [does] depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified," the Classification Board said, as per (http://www.
Time has caught up with Gordon Anglesea and today's sentence of 12 years reflects the serious abuse of authority and trust that he used to offend against vulnerable victims who should have been safe in his presence.
While on bail, he went on to offend against the 14-year-old girl.
KUWAIT, Feb 29 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah emphasized Kuwait's "absolute refusal" of any offend against Saudi Arabia from "whoever it was.
Proceeding with Abdul Basit's execution in the circumstances will offend against all norms of civilised justice.
In Making the hospital order, the judge said: "I am satisfied that you will continue to offend against these individuals or cast your net wider to involve those against whom you hold a grudge.
Oh, and if people who offend against the Left are themselves offended by the Left, that doesn't count.
One appeal judge, Sir John Mummery, said: "To allow a registration so lacking in specificity, clarity and precision of visual appearance would offend against the principle of certainty.
Nobody has proved so far that we offend against the rules or even support money laundering," Shiarly told Der Spiegel magazine in an interview.
Finance minister, Vassos Shiarly, said, 'Nobody has proved so far that we offend against the rules or even support money laundering.
Dear Editor, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has oft expressed his animus against homosexuals who offend against the instructions he claims to receive from his imaginary friend.