offensive activity


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n offensive activity a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
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In literature:

It may be passive or active, taking the offensive at times.
"The Art of War" by Baron Henri de Jomini
Meanwhile offensive mining operations were being undertaken by both sides with increased activity.
"The Fifth Leicestershire" by J.D. Hills
Late as was the arrival of the French troops, they found the Americans unprepared for active and offensive operations.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 3 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Hence, a counter attack is the offensive movement of an active defense.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
But the opening of the 1917 Spring Offensive soon gave a great fillip to activities.
"The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion)" by Various
Granting due preparation, such might indeed readily have been the result of a well-designed, active, offensive campaign.
"Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812" by Alfred Thayer Mahan
Activity with us commenced, indicating an offensive movement.
"A Historic Sketch Lest We Forget Company E 26th Ohio Infantry" by Walden Kelly
There were voices, too, the ingenuous bawlings of that bosun, offensively active.
"Command" by William McFee
The duty will be very heavy for infantry and active for all, if the enemy assume the offensive.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
In the midst of this continued activity the great offensive was not forgotten.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
For an offensive war, only the active army, the reserve, the Ersatz and the 1st levy of the Landwehr would be really available.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

Many of the eyes Wednesday at the Ravens' first organized team activities (OTA) workout that was open to the media were fixated for a decent chunk of practice on the team's offensive line.
Newly acquired Jets offensive tackle Jeff Otah has failed his physical and been placed on the active-physically unable to perform list, meaning New York's trade with Carolina is on hold.
The Steelers activated rookie offensive guard David DeCastro on Monday, but also placed right tackle Marcus Gilbert on injured reserve.
The New England Patriots have released wide receiver Greg Salas and activated rookie offensive lineman Markus Zusevics to the 53-man roster from the reserve/non-football injury list.
The Washington Redskins activated long snapper Nick Sundberg from injured reserve and announced offensive tackle Jammal Brown has been cleared to practice.
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang is active for Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions.
Offensive lineman Brandon Moore and his wife, Regina, transformed the club into a Christmas party for 150 children, providing arcade games, skee ball, a Moonbounce, food and other activities.
Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang is active for Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions.
GREEN BAY , Wisconsin — Green Bay Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang is active for Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions.
The Arcata Police Department arrested two Eurekans on suspicion of heroin -related offenses after investigating possible drug activity at a motel in the Valley West area of Arcata on Friday.
On Wednesday, the Colts signed Griffin, an offensive guard, to their active roster.
Wednesday morning, the Chicago Bears offense sat down to watch film of the Houston Texans' active and swarming defense.
Despite getting cut, backup running back has returned to active roster and helped out on special teams and offense.