Example sentences for: defying

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

  • The Chicago Sun-Times ' Ebert says the themes about defying class and convention don't work: "kids aren't much tuned into that."

  • Defying the critical consensus, The New Yorker 's Anthony Lane pans Donnie Brasco: Director Mike Newell "doesn't see anything funny in wise guys; I have an awful feeling he may even think of them as slightly wise."

  • 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.

  • Specifically, he said he enjoyed defying Clinton's policy against commerce with Cuba.

  • 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.)

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