Example sentences for: defied

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

  • 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.

  • Then they defied credulity by reversing their message, claiming that the economy was in great shape and that their own policies were responsible for it.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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