Example sentences for: defy

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

  • After the failures of the early '80s, he picked himself up and made some more movies: the quirky, proto-Indie downtown comedy After Hours , The Color of Money (a respectable sequel to The Hustler ), and his long dreamed of The Last Temptation of Christ . His fortunes revived with GoodFellas , which was hailed as a return to form, and floundered again with The Age of Innocence , one of his periodic attempts--like The Last Waltz , Temptation and, most recently, Kundun --to defy expectation.

  • Now I defy Prof.

  • Meanwhile, Arafat continued to defy Israel's demands that he round up Islamic militants.

  • How did we have the hubris to defy the mainstream of current child-care wisdom?

  • Command or suggestion to defy, disobey, disregard, reject the claims of--.

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