Judge Judy reading from a police report:

I then observe a small drop of blood on the shirt of Ohr... Thompson was standing behind Ohr and slightly offset. (source)

"Offset" strikes me as strange in this context. It seems to describe a person as being off-balance and under the influence. But according to major dictionaries, "offset" is not an adjective and doesn't mean what it is used to mean in these lines.

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In this context slightly offset means slightly to one side as opposed to directly behind.

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