Example sentences for: defensive

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

  • But if some of Gore's criticisms of Bradley are fair, others are totally unfair, and all are part of a transparent effort to keep his opponent on the defensive.

  • But the NEA may be too defensive and too politically correct to ally with the bold, reform-minded AFT.

  • IFN-γ, in its defensive role against infection, is a foremost factor in converting resting macrophages into the active state [ 61 ] where they produce reactive oxidants [ 62 ] , nitric oxide [ 63 ] , TNF-α [ 61 ] , and neopterin.

  • Microsoft has been defensive about its low-key Washington role when it could legitimately be boasting about it.

  • EPI1 inhibits plant apoplastic proteases—extracellular enzymes that are part of the host's defensive armoury that have evolved to prevent foreign proteins entering cells.


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