Example sentences for: defensiveness

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

  • If you exaggerate the claims for EBM, you intensify the natural defensiveness of those who feel themselves not to be completely in line with the new regime.

  • And most of the subsequent Microsoft witnesses brought to the trial the same set of characteristics that were so vividly on display during the Gates deposition: defensiveness, arrogance, an unwillingness to say anything straightforwardly.

  • The neighbors' comments may also represent a kind of cover-your-ass legal defensiveness.

  • Gore is using his debate challenge as moral cover for his attacks on Bradley's character, and the media are turning their scrutiny on Bradley's "defensiveness" instead.

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