Example sentences for: defiance

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

  • Clinton lawyers claim this shows he did not instruct Lewinsky to return gifts to his secretary in defiance of a court order.

  • In an unusually outspoken editorial Monday, the Financial Times of London described the French practice of "mixing sewage into animal feed, in defiance of European law," as disgusting--"[t]hat is the only word for it."

  • Nichiren’s defiance of both Zen and Jodo (“Pure Land”) Buddhism eventually persuaded the shogunate to order him beheaded on a hill to the south of Hase.

  • In 1920, with army support, he was elected president of the Grand National Assembly in Ankara in defiance of the Sultan’s government in Constantinople.

  • Profanity can be an act of religious defiance, but it doesn't have to be.

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