Example sentences for: defy

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

  • I defy you to find a place in that transcript where he ever said he would inquire into someone's personal position.

  • Next came Casino, one of his periodic attempts to defy the expectation that he would defy expectations.

  • It is this self-division that seems to defy lucid expression.

  • The New York Times fronts Iraq, but goes instead with the decision by Cambodia's prime minister to defy international pressure by not putting on trial two top Khmer Rouge leaders who just defected into his custody last Saturday.

  • In a deliberate attempt to defy the locale, where, as Rothko said, "the richest bastards in New York will come to feed and show off," Rothko darkened his palette.

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