Usage examples for defending

  1. If the enemy should attack the village, do not run away; think always first of defending your own people. – When Buffalo Ran by George Bird Grinnell
  2. " Why, the clergy of his faith have a habit of defending the strong and crushing the weak, I believe; that's all. – Devereux, Book I. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Thus far Eve, defending her brother. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. They took possession of the eastern half of the straggling village at about half- past two, and the detachment defending the quarries, finding itself threatened, retreated. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  5. " I am not defending him," said Vittoria hastily. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Since maritime communications are common, we as a rule cannot attack those of the enemy without defending our own. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  7. Was he defending her? – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  8. I say it did right in defending itself with a resistance corresponding to the attack. – Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity by Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
  9. In 1616 Fludd published his Tractatus Apologeticus, defending the Rosicrucians against the charges of " detestable magic and diabolical superstition" brought against them by Libavius. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  10. Justice with you seems to consist in giving no annoyance to others and in defending yourselves only against positive injury. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece by Various
  11. Again Webster had, in defending the surrender of certain of our claims along the boundary west of Lake Superior, stated that the country was not very valuable, as it was useless for agricultural purposes; and Benton had taken him up sharply on this point, saying that we wanted the land anyhow, whether it produced corn and potatoes or only furs and lumber. – Thomas Hart Benton by Theodore Roosevelt
  12. And, young man, instead of defending a swindle, you would be much better occupied if you had another yourself and poured out some for other people- yes! – Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  13. The papers that father can control are united in defending my action; the European press is just the other way. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. 16. It was during the time of the National Convention that Napoleon first became very prominent by defending the convention against a mob. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  15. So saying the man seized Phil, and then a struggle ensued, the boy defending himself as well as he could. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  16. Captain Malavez, you know what to do about defending this station. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  17. Jack had been so busily employed in defending the brig, that he had had no time to attend to anything else. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. I lose count of time, defending my friends; and this is your battle I'm fighting, remember. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  19. My earnestness in defending those causes which I considered just had often filled her with enthusiasm. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  20. Without defending the character of a friend whom even now I almost daily miss, as that character was displayed in circumstances unknown to me, I think that I ought to speak of him as I found him. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp