Example sentences for: defections

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

  • To get rid of him would require not just a few dozen defections, but a majority vote of the House Republican caucus.

  • The "patients' rights" bill passed 275-151 (with 68 Republican defections) in one of the rare House votes where the outcome was not known in advance.

  • Now that the party has lost its grip, analysts foresee a wave of opportunistic defections by politicians, as happened to Southern Democrats in the United States.

  • USAT reports that the defections of the North Korean ambassador and his wife and brother were "daring, synchronized" and that the couple's son disappeared from Cairo a year ago and is believed to be in Canada.


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