Example sentences for: defiance

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

  • In the end, his nostalgia for fuzzy critters results in an act of defiance against his corporate boss: He throws biotech and science to the wind and helps the man-apes flee into the wilderness.

  • Although speaking immediately after Yeltsin, Clinton noted the heavy civilian casualties inflicted by the Russian army and made an analogy: If Yeltsin had been jailed (instead of elected president) after standing on a tank in defiance of the 1991 Soviet coup, Clinton argued, "I would hope that every leader of every country around this table would have stood up for you and for freedom in Russia, and not said, 'Well, that is an internal Russian affair that we cannot be part of.

  • 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.

  • 'This open defiance of the Russian generals who could physically destroy their city was matched throughout the countryside."

  • 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.

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