Definition of "take exception" [take exception]

  • To take offense; to object or protest. (verb)

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Use "take exception" in a sentence
  • ""But we 're Englishmen," said one of them, "and we take exception to the line, 'Khaki clad cut-throats,' meaning of course the English constabulary.""
  • "There was not an ounce of anything anyone could take exception to in Stokes’s tone, nor yet any comfort they could draw from it."
  • ""And you're worried the Gabriel Corporation may take exception to you stirring up trouble?""
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