Had Napoleon not taken offense at the demand that he should withdraw beyond the Vistula, and not ordered his troops to advance, there would have been no war; but had all his sergeants objected to serving a second term then also there could have been no war.
There was weariness in his voice that disarmed any offense he felt.
You may take offense or not but I always stick to mother truth.
Yeah, well no offense taken.
He felt offended, and without his noticing it the feeling of offense immediately turned into one of disdain which was quite uncalled for.