Example sentences for: defensive

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

  • The not-so-hot mother will become defensive, and one way or another the kid will pay the price.

  • The administration is engaged now in a defensive strategy aimed at preserving what it can of the constructive-engagement ideal until congressional pressure eases.

  • Starr fired back a defensive response.

  • Microsoft has been defensive about its low-key Washington role when it could legitimately be boasting about it.

  • His conclusion: Mexican customs were a kind of mask, a defensive camouflage worn to hide the country's unresolved past.


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