Example sentences for: defiance

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

  • Jean-Paul Sartre discovered something similar, although celebrating it rather than deploring it: Essential to the erotic is the body's defiance of design and control.

  • If, on the other hand, I turn round and do it to you, it probably means that I am turning in heroic defiance, wheeling in righteous indignation, turning on my tormentors.

  • France's most influential newspaper, Le Monde, launched a ferocious attack Thursday against Newt Gingrich for sabotaging the Middle East peace process in defiance of his own country's foreign policy.

  • Jane and Mary's dependence and deference as they maneuver for Owens' attention (and money), Owens' domineering response to his "family," Olivia's defiance of Owens at the end--all are presumably meant to suggest, with due irony, that in America, plus ça

  • To hold one's fist stiffly in the air in a gesture of ridiculous defiance while the bass amplifier thundered and the guitar shrieked and our man on tenor sax honked deliriously, and to see a barroom audience respond with shouts and their own idiotic fists in the beery air--that was to laugh.


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