Example sentences for: defied

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

  • So improbable did impeachment seem that April that Nixon's Attorney General Richard Kleindienst defied Congress to try it, confident it would relent.

  • Is it the right-wing commissar Norquist, who defied subpoenas from the Thompson Committee about his role laundering campaign contributions for the Republican National Committee (he is contemptuous of the law)?

  • In Britain, a long-running controversy over genetically modified (GM) crops took on aspects of a constitutional battle after Prince Charles defied Prime Minister Tony Blair by publishing an article Tuesday in the Daily Mail criticizing the regulations governing their production.

  • Only my abiding affection for Landau kept me from snickering out loud at his rabbinical monologues, in which he explains why he defied his yeshiva more than half a century ago and followed his dream by going to law school.

  • News & World Report . "He has defied conventional wisdom by refusing to travel the country to raise money and court supporters."


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