Example sentences for: defied

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

  • So improbable did impeachment seem that April that Nixon's Attorney General Richard Kleindienst defied Congress to try it, confident it would relent.

  • To frame the question less contentiously: Did the scattered theologians, bureaucrats, army officers, and (in one case) ordinary housewives who defied Hitler act more as isolated individuals than as a concerted movement?

  • Since then, Saddam Hussein has repeatedly defied the no-fly zones, using his jets, radar, and anti-aircraft weapons to provoke allied pilots.

  • In Britain, a long-running controversy over genetically modified (GM) crops took on aspects of a constitutional battle after Prince Charles defied Prime Minister Tony Blair by publishing an article Tuesday in the Daily Mail criticizing the regulations governing their production.

  • Engineer Theodore Judah defied all the experts by plotting a railway link between Sacramento and the East, passing right through the heart of the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky mountains.


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