Example sentences for: defiance

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

  • Emphatic negative retort expressing condemnation, defiance, hostility, opposition, refusal, rejection: As civilians we'll have to get used to using “No thanks!”

  • This shocking act recalls the climax of Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969), in which a prisoner is executed with similar defiance, and Russell builds to the same wordless exchange among the protagonists: Those manly looks that say, "We're outnumbered and outgunned.

  • The NYT 's lead reports that President Clinton denies that the coffee tapes mandated the appointment of an outside counsel and repeats that the failure to turn over the tapes in a more timely manner was a "simple mistake, not deliberate defiance."

  • The Los Angeles Times reported that many observers had expected the IRA to commit such an attack as a final gesture of defiance before slinking back to a cease-fire.

  • 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."

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