Example sentences for: defying

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.)

  • 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.

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


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