Example sentences for: defensive

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

  • This defensive maneuver quashed one dangerous story line--"Why are all the Republicans losing?"

  • You can imagine the director composing a shot (the shots are tightly composed and elaborately lighted) and reminding them, "In this scene she points out that you should lose weight and you get shocked and defensive.

  • Lila Garrett, the president of the organization, was saying something about how NATO was not a defensive alliance but a structure of oppression.

  • You’ll see the outlines of walls, including the defensive Themistoklean Wall, between the bushes or under the turf as you stroll.

  • The high-decibel concern about wayward youth is full of defensive bluster and muddle-headed ambivalence, and it is strikingly lacking in realism.


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