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Usage examples for defense

  1. The brief for the defense. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  2. He sees that he has no defense. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  3. That's the whole trouble with reform- no one is willing to improve himself and let his neighbor alone; for all you know, Sarah, you drive Jack Welles fishing in self- defense. – Rainbow Hill by Josephine Lawrence
  4. A defense of Milton, published in 1740, brought on the controversy with Gottsched. – An anthology of German literature by Calvin Thomas
  5. A plan of attack, not of defense, was now the prime necessity. – Beginnings of the American People by Carl Lotus Becker
  6. Under these circumstances I have felt compelled to leave the defense of our property in the hands of the Government. – A Man of Mark by Anthony Hope
  7. Boys, he called back, our defense rests mainly upon you. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  8. He knew I was lying, but he had no suspicion why I lied and he could hardly argue in her defense with me, a stranger. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  9. Whether Hector Hall was riding down on him in defense of his friend, or whether he was trying to drive Reid from the shelter of his fallen horse, Mackenzie did not know, but from that moment Hall was his business, no matter where he stood. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  10. The British had been put to flight and had gone to the defense of New England and New York. – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  11. I am at their mercy, and am without defense. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  12. That little note of involuntary defense was a dangerous thing for Tembarom. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. But all these preparations for defense or attack proved unnecessary. – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. How can they ever take a town that has such advantages for defense and protection as this? – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  15. It is urged in defense of the movement that sugar has been sold at an actual loss by both the wholesale and retail trade for a very long time. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  16. I still think that a young man ought to have a knowledge of the manly art of self- defense, and if I could acquire such a knowledge without getting into a fight about it I would surely learn how to defend myself. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  17. It could not pass the defense of my will. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  18. Nay, would you not rather strengthen your citadel by every means in your power, and remain within the walls for its defense? – Pulpit and Press by Mary Baker Eddy
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