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Example Sentences for "offset"


We had to lay off some staff to offset the increase in fuel costsMy lack of skill in playing squash is somewhat offset by my speed and effort in the game.

We had to lay off some staff to offset the increase in fuel costs.

The airport has instituted a special tax to offset the cost of renovations to the building.

The loss in revenues caused by a reduction in price for some of our merchandise should be more than offset by the increase in profits generated by the expected greater volume of sales.

Management is predicting that this costly upgrade in our equipment will be offset by an increase in productivity, and should result in a net profit within the first year.

The U.S. government has promised a large aid package to offset the cost of repairing the damage caused by the war.

The salary increase we received was offset by the rise in the cost of living, with the result that overall, our standard of living has actually gone down.

The fact that I dislike dogs is offset by the fact that we need one to guard our house at night.

Her laziness is somewhat offset by her intelligence.

I'm hoping my high marks on the exams and most of my assignments will offset the poor mark I received on my last essay.

Now that I have started my own business, I can offset the price of my computer against my revenues.

The lower pay in my new job is offset by the cheaper rents we encountered when we moved to this part of the country.

Henry Fairchild once remarked that no amount of artificial reinforcement can offset the natural inequalities of human individuals.

The difference between base address and an expression that adds to a base address is the offset.

The offset was too narrow on the book, and unfortunately it had a narrow margin near the binding.

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