Example sentences for: defected

How can you use “defected” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • ( Post defectors include Celestine Bohlen, Gwen Ifill, Julia Preston, Michael Specter, Patrick Tyler, Patti Cohen, and David Richards--who defected back.

  • The New York Times fronts Iraq, but goes instead with the decision by Cambodia's prime minister to defy international pressure by not putting on trial two top Khmer Rouge leaders who just defected into his custody last Saturday.

  • When a son-in-law defected to Jordan in 1995, Saddam enticed him back to Iraq with promises of forgiveness, but then had him assassinated.

  • All this information was contained in "the Mitrokhin archive"--a vast haul of documents smuggled out of Russia by Vasili Mitrokhin, 77, a former KGB archivist who defected to Britain in 1992.

  • Peter Pringle's ticktock of the legal battle, Cornered: Big Tobacco at the Bar of Justice , answers the first question: The plaintiffs' lawyers and the attorneys general proved indefatigable; incriminating documents were leaked from inside the big tobacco companies; an important industry scientist defected; and, most importantly, Wall Street, fearing a bottomless payout, signaled the industry to submit.


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