Example sentences for: defiant

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

  • That kind of flippancy amounts to a defiant refusal to think seriously about the trade-offs involved in designing a criminal justice system.

  • Starr responded to the Jones result by holding his first extensive meeting with the press since January (which the NYT characterizes as "defiant, sometimes rambling"), in the driveway of his home.

  • Indeed, notes the NYT , Indonesia has been so defiant of international opinion that it has allowed/perpetrated the violence in East Timor even while being dependent on billions of dollars in outside aid to recover from its economic collapse.

  • But Estonia has been increasingly defiant: It switched official allegiance from the Russian to the Greek Orthodox Church, criticized Russia's war in Chechnya, and imposed requirements that make it difficult for its Russian-speaking minority to become citizens.

  • "In a land where movement is virtue, where the echo of heels clicking rapidly on pavement is inordinately blest, it is a grand, defiant, and edifying gesture to lie down for six months."


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