Example sentences for: defying

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

  • On Tuesday, the Pan-Arab al-Quds al-Arabi described this as a "deliberate" snub linked to Egypt's refusal to join other member states of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in defying the air embargo that was in force against Libya for seven years until last month, when the country handed over two Lockerbie bombing suspects for trial by a Scottish court in the Netherlands.

  • Larvae tend to wedge themselves into nooks and crannies, defying divers' attempts to nab them while protecting their expensive nets— loaded with even more expensive electronic gear—from the ice.

  • Dylan's bluesy album wins accolades for introspective lyrics about mortality and is judged his best work in decades, "attesting to the creative renaissance of an artist still bent on defying expectations and spurning trends" (Edna Gundersen, USA Today ). The Rolling Stones' new songs are called "uninspired retreads" (Richard Cromelin, the Los Angeles Times ), and their much-hyped world tour--which uses giant nude inflatable dolls as set pieces--is pronounced "tasteless" (the Independent ). (See the Stones' tour site.)

  • Bauer and other creationists accuse the evolutionist "elite" of trampling popular values and defying the "American tradition that the people have a right to disagree with the experts."

  • For one hour they captivated their large audience of children and adults with stunning acrobatics and death defying spins from the rafters-


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