Example sentences for: defends

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

  • In The New Yorker , Gore Vidal defends Seymour Hersh's Kennedy-bashing book: "The fact that [Hersh has] found more muck in this particular Augean stable than most people want to acknowledge is hardly his fault."

  • Magic is signified by levitating people à la Mary Poppins , playing wind-chimes on the soundtrack or flooding a scene with dry ice" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). Roger Ebert (who manages to work the odd sexual euphemism "the old rumpy-pumpy" into his review for the second time in three months) defends the movie as fun fluff: "The movie is as light as a soufflé, as fleeting as a breath of pumpkin pie on the breeze from a widow's window" (the Chicago Sun-Times ). (This fan site has loads of pictures of the lovely Miss Gellar.)

  • Juan Williams ( Fox News Sunday ) defends the president's right to shag all the strange he wants--and to lie about it afterward.

  • Appearing on This Week , Wolf downplays the importance of her advice to Gore and defends her right to earn what male campaign advisors make.

  • Deacon Don Thomas of the Lily of the Valley Church of God in Christ in Fairbanks, Alaska, defends what he does to reach the community: "Yeah, we want to compel people to come to Christ, but at the same time we don't want to intrude on people.


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