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Example Sentences for "defy"

Opponents of the prohibition against smoking say they plan to defy the ban in a mass smoking demonstration on MondayThousands of people in this country continue to defy the law by smoking marijuana.

Opponents of the prohibition against smoking say they plan to defy the ban in a mass smoking demonstration on Monday.

Each time he defied his father, he was given a beating.

I told you to be home by midnight, and you chose to defy me. I have no choice but to punish you.

The Opposition defied the government to explain how tax cuts for the rich would benefit the poor.

It is the duty of all citizens to defy an immoral or unjust law.

On April 6, 1930, Mahatma Gandhi picked up a lump of salt at Dandi, a natural salt-producing beach, and broke it in defiance of a ban on Indians producing salt.

Children in this school are openly defying their teachers, and there is nothing we can do about it because we're not allow to touch them.

The demonstrators defiantly refused to cooperate with the police.

She defied her husband to deny that he was having an affair with a neighbor.

Anyone who defies the union will be severely dealt with.

The soldier was imprisoned for defying an order to shoot the enemy captives.

His defiant look indicated that we were in for an argument.

Any defiance against the government will be met with extreme force.

The disease seems to be defying all attempts to treat it.

Rebels attacked a government position this morning in defiance of the ceasefire.

Iran defiantly insisted on Saturday it would never give up its nuclear fuel program, despite the international outcry.

The young child stood with his arms crossed and his feet spread in an obvious gesture of defiance.

He defied convention by quitting his job as a successful business executive to pursue a career as a musician.

The President seems determined to go ahead with this policy in defiance of widespread public opposition.

The former dictator was openly defiant when he appeared in court to stand charges of crimes against humanity.

The governor has once again defied his critics by winning another term.

Quentin Crisp once suggested that the young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents, and copying one another.

Ruth Benedict once noted that the arrogance of race prejudice is an arrogance which defies what is scientifically known of human races.

George Elliot once remarked that it is one thing to like defiance, and another thing to like its consequences.

Discussion question: Is defiance of the law acceptable if the law is unfair?


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