Example sentences for: defensive

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

  • According to Frank J. Sulloway, author of Born To Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives , if your loved ones chose a), you are a typical firstborn--an achieving, status conscious, defensive, incipient fascist terrorist.

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

  • The unit was established in 1998 to serve as one organization with overall authority for directing defensive actions against computer-based attacks across the entire Department.

  • I see from the papers that the Y2K consultants are already extremely defensive, insisting that the problem wasn't hyped and that their $100 billion price tag was worth it.

  • When I occasionally confront her with what I know to be the truth, she gets defensive and abusive in tone.


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