Example sentences for: defiant

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

  • Reporters who have covered McCain in the Senate have seen Republican politics considerably enlivened by this defiant character.

  • When Tracy comes upon Paul at a table, gathering signatures for his nominating petition, she responds with cold fury, but she also scrawls her name on his sheet--a complex, defiant, irreducible gesture.

  • But Estonia has been increasingly defiant: It switched official allegiance from the Russian to the Greek Orthodox Church, criticized Russia's war in Chechnya, and imposed requirements that make it difficult for its Russian-speaking minority to become citizens.

  • (Note the defiant "man."

  • The NYT front reports that Benjamin Netanyahu has put up a defiant defense of the Israeli assassination attempt against a Hamas leader, saying, "I take the responsibility on myself."


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