Example sentences for: defying

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

  • Specifically, he said he enjoyed defying Clinton's policy against commerce with Cuba.

  • Defying the critical consensus, The New Yorker 's Anthony Lane pans Donnie Brasco: Director Mike Newell "doesn't see anything funny in wise guys; I have an awful feeling he may even think of them as slightly wise."

  • North of Santa Maria Novella, spare a glance at the simple, clean-lined architecture of the Stazione Centrale (main railway station), built in 1935 during Mussolini’s heyday but somehow defying the prevailing monumental bombast of the Fascist regime that you can see in the monstrosity of Milan’s central station.

  • 2) Chrétien has a "policy" of defying Clinton.

  • For an excellent, maddening report on how anti-227 school administrators and teachers in Los Angeles are defying the law and continuing to teach "limited English" children in Spanish, read Jill Stewart's recent New Times Los Angeles account.


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