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.

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

  • 2) Chrétien has a "policy" of defying Clinton.

  • On Tuesday, the Pan-Arab al-Quds al-Arabi described this as a "deliberate" snub linked to Egypt's refusal to join other member states of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in defying the air embargo that was in force against Libya for seven years until last month, when the country handed over two Lockerbie bombing suspects for trial by a Scottish court in the Netherlands.

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


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