Example sentences for: defensive

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

  • The high-decibel concern about wayward youth is full of defensive bluster and muddle-headed ambivalence, and it is strikingly lacking in realism.

  • The walls of more than a hundred circular houses are visible — two have been rebuilt to give an idea of what the settlement once looked like — in addition to roads, drainage channels, and a defensive wall.

  • Farther upriver, Valença do Minho boasts dramatic and powerful defensive walls (also housing a pousada).

  • But the fact is that there is a recognizable problem or a collection of problems, and ridiculing them is nothing more than a defensive gesture stemming from our own discomfort at facing them (if I may be allowed a little armchair analysis of my own).

  • The prospect of this kind of consequence would certainly lead to a defensive retrenchment and even anxiety.

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