Example sentences for: defied

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Since then, Saddam Hussein has repeatedly defied the no-fly zones, using his jets, radar, and anti-aircraft weapons to provoke allied pilots.

  • It sparked a vigorous debate about morality, introduced role models who defied stereotypes (powerful attorneys in wheelchairs, patrician female lawmakers), and demonstrated that the political process is "sturdy and forgiving."

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


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