Example sentences for: defend

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

  • Linda Tripp's children take to the pages of the magazine to defend mom: "My mother truly tried to be a friend."

  • Two tons of metal are not enough to defend your children, however.

  • A few defend Morris: His unorthodox technique captures Reagan's contradictions and makes for "a very strange, very interesting, very exasperating book, full to bursting of both lies and honesty" that calls to mind some of fiction's most masterful unreliable narrators, such as "the madness of Nabokov's Charles Kinbote" (Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker ). Christopher Lehmann-Haupt writes a solidly positive review: "I can think of few conventional political biographies that bring their subjects' pasts so richly alive" (the New York Times ). But the Times ' other reviewer voices the conventional wisdom, calling it "a bizarre, irresponsible and monstrously self-absorbed book" (Michiko Kakutani).

  • I have often used this column to defend economics and economists against their critics.

  • It is the left, after all, that continues to defend income-redistribution programs regardless of the evidence on their failure.


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