Example sentences for: defused

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

  • Both defused charges of pandering to the straight-hair, white ideal of beauty by becoming prominent "race women"--hiring only blacks (usually women), giving generously to black causes, and refusing to sell skin bleach, a popular item among African-Americans.

  • Other social conflicts can likewise be depoliticized and somewhat defused if we keep them out of the realm of government.

  • It is a grotesque relic of a defused threat, and we can feel good knowing that we have triumphed over its implications.

  • The administration's "minister for scandal," Davis brilliantly defused the Thompson hearings by convincing reporters that the witnesses' testimony was old news.

  • Has the divisive, decades-long debate over affirmative action really been defused by a clever policy gimmick?

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