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Antonyms for defending

offensive.

Quotes of defending

  1. I have been defending Israel's right to exist and to defend itself against terrorism for many years -on college campuses in television appearances and in debate – Alan Dershowitz
  2. Surely no issue unites us more than our appreciation for our military personnel who are bringing aid to devastated countries defending us against terrorism and fighting to make a free election possible in Iraq – Christine Gregoire
  3. Our democracy is not a product but a continual process It is preserved not by monuments but deeds Sometimes it needs refining sometimes it needs amending sometimes it needs defending Always it needs improving – Lee H. Hamilton
  4. As long as our government is administered for the good of the people and is regulated by their will as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property liberty of conscience and of the press it will be worth defending – Andrew Jackson
  5. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past We need all hands on deck fighting for the future – Van Jones
  6. It's time to stop defending a system that is clearly in dire need of reform stop issuing reports and setting up new roadblocks and start providing Americans with prescription drugs that are both safe and affordable – Herb Kohl
  7. Just put down 9/11 I think on most things I'm liberal except on defending ourselves and keeping half the money Those things I'm kind of conservative on – Dennis Miller
  8. The American flag Old Glory standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country It is recognized from near and afar and many lives have been lost defending it – Jeff Miller
  9. Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans the security of having a job of access to affordable health care of a quality education and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation – Patty Murray
  10. Lebanon is caught in a cycle of threats And it is our duty to be strong and capable of defending our country But we will not clarify or explain what we do or do not possess – Hassan Nasrallah
  11. Republicans let this happen over and over and there is never anyone to stick up for them They spend too much time defending themselves – Johnny Ramone
  12. Israel is now sustaining a war for its own existence A nation defending its citizens against terrorist bombings and a military and diplomatic onslaught by an array of Arab foes is practicing survival not genocide – Jack Schwartz
  13. I became good at defending myself but as far as I was concerned that was a transient skill – Jock Sturges
  14. I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state a new idea this even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms – Boris Yeltsin

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