Example sentences for: defiance

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

  • Many of the soldiers, like Takamori himself, died by their own hand in a final gesture of defiance.

  • Another Post mystery: A brief inside item says that in defiance of State Department objections, five U.S. congressional staff members have visited Iraq on a fact-finding mission, the first such since the Gulf War.

  • New York's state supreme court denied a woman the right to implant her frozen embryos in defiance of a contract she had signed with her then-husband.

  • The New York Times raises the possibility that Milosevic's defiance shows the bombing strategy was "fatally flawed" and adds that "NATO officials here are on the defensive, insisting day after day that it was not their bombing that sparked the Serbian attacks or the huge civilian forced exodus from Kosovo."

  • 25 billion to Holocaust survivors and relatives to compensate for the Nazi victims' deposits they held onto after World War II, a story that also gets front space at USAT and the NYT . The move came just weeks after the Swiss government had declared it would pay no more than half that sum, but also, the LAT points out, after several state and local governments, in defiance of the Clinton administration position, said they would begin leveling sanctions against the banks.


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