Example sentences for: defied

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

  • But McCain also defied the political playbook by deprecating himself in a shrewd effort to pre-empt criticism and turn up the heat on his rivals.

  • The son who disobeyed the father would bring disaster upon himself and his family, just as the emperor who defied the “mandate of heaven” or ignored the good of the empire brought ruin upon the nation.

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

  • They defied the order," writes someone named Ken Shulman in an introductory essay) will rub off on the retail clothing chain.

  • Engineer Theodore Judah defied all the experts by plotting a railway link between Sacramento and the East, passing right through the heart of the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky mountains.

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