Example sentences for: defecting

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

  • The Sunday Telegraph 's spy scoops: The KGB ran a "dirty tricks" campaign to persuade Americans that President John F. Kennedy was murdered by the CIA; the agency planned to maim Russian ballet dancers Rudolf Nureyev and Natalya Makarova for defecting to the West; it launched a series of plots against Pope John Paul II; and it planted KGB agents as assistants to three successive secretaries-general of the United Nations.

  • But as the Washington Post puts it, "Byrd has been one of the Senate's toughest critics of Clinton's behavior in the Lewinsky scandal, and virtually every scenario for convicting the president has included the 81-year-old West Virginian defecting from the Democratic camp."

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