Example sentences for: defying

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

  • Defying all the summer punditry, Flytrap has been a nonfactor.

  • Defying the two-year French occupation, philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte exhorted the German people to assume their rightful destiny as a nation.

  • Dylan's bluesy album wins accolades for introspective lyrics about mortality and is judged his best work in decades, "attesting to the creative renaissance of an artist still bent on defying expectations and spurning trends" (Edna Gundersen, USA Today ). The Rolling Stones' new songs are called "uninspired retreads" (Richard Cromelin, the Los Angeles Times ), and their much-hyped world tour--which uses giant nude inflatable dolls as set pieces--is pronounced "tasteless" (the Independent ). (See the Stones' tour site.)

  • Rembrandt Age Defying, when finally coaxed from its tube, tasted like rancid cinnamon and smelled of Ben-Gay--a miserable paste by any measure.

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


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