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1. To strike against; to attack; to assail.

2. To displease; to make angry; to affront. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city. (Prov. Xviii. 19)

3. To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as, strong light offends the eye; to offend the conscience.

4. To transgress; to violate; to sin against. Marry, sir, he hath offended the law. (Shak)

5. To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to cause to sin or to fall. Who hath you misboden or offended. (Chaucer) If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out.. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off. (Matt. V. 29, 3O) Great peace have they which love thy law, and nothing shall offend them. (Ps. Cxix. 165)

Origin: OF. Offendre, L. Offendere, offensum; ob (see Ob-) _ fendere (in comp) to thrust, dash. See Defend.

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How long do a virus live?

... what about ribosomes? i do not know the original or the exact definition of the " living organism " help would be appreciated if i offend someone i am sorry.

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by jwalin
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:51 am
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Topic: How long do a virus live?
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Re: WHO scum - politics over lives

... defended a point of view. No that was not directed at you. I was just blowing air :) I think your a good guy Astus and would not ever mean to offend you. BTW, about that fund raiser comment... Thanks, do you know anyone hiring? I could use the work :D

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by MichaelXY
Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Ecology
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heyy if anyone can help

well, read your books..don't mean to offend or not wanting to help, but i think those are questions that you can find easily enough from the books, or simply search from the internet. there are 4 bases that builds the nucleic acid, comprises ...

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by whizzbee
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: heyy if anyone can help
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