Example sentences for: defying

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

  • For an excellent, maddening report on how anti-227 school administrators and teachers in Los Angeles are defying the law and continuing to teach "limited English" children in Spanish, read Jill Stewart's recent New Times Los Angeles account.

  • Larvae tend to wedge themselves into nooks and crannies, defying divers' attempts to nab them while protecting their expensive nets— loaded with even more expensive electronic gear—from the ice.

  • Bauer and other creationists accuse the evolutionist "elite" of trampling popular values and defying the "American tradition that the people have a right to disagree with the experts."

  • Meanwhile, the Radical Republicans were impeaching President Johnson, a stubborn Democrat, who was consistently defying their will on various Reconstruction-related measures.

  • His argument is persuasive, but the conclusion is so counterintuitive--why should the soloist meekly accompany the orchestra when he isn't defying it?

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