Example sentences for: defiance

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

  • The unmodified noun for an ethnic group or nationality does imply a certain hostility or contempt or, especially on the lips of a member of that group, a nuance of defiance, as in Kazin's case.

  • In the revolutionary age of free jazz, with its joyful defiance of form and radical embrace of pure sound, the Davis quintet seemed just a bit too polished.

  • Jane and Mary's dependence and deference as they maneuver for Owens' attention (and money), Owens' domineering response to his "family," Olivia's defiance of Owens at the end--all are presumably meant to suggest, with due irony, that in America, plus ça

  • While the Hollywood suits block feelings of guilt with reiterations of their commitment to shareholders, the Writers Guild talk revealed a creative community roiled by emotions ranging from angry defiance to extreme remorse to abject terror.

  • "In defiance of the Justice Department, debut of Windows 2000 Happy Meals."

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