Usage examples for defiance

  1. And his studies were in the main the accepted studies of the time, not, like Shelley's, a defiance of them. – Milton by John Bailey
  2. It was as if his defiance had unlocked flood- gates. – Romance Island by Zona Gale
  3. The other three looked defiance at him. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  4. It does this in virtue of a higher Law and in apparent defiance of the lower. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  5. Can you mean defiance to the Emperor? – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  6. She found the person at her side so thoughtful that a feeling of wounded pride seized upon her, and gave to her manner an air of graceful defiance that at last drew his attention. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  7. In fact, it would not be proper; and were you to go in in defiance of advice, you would regret it all your after life. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  8. He showed his uneasiness not by glancing away, but by the appearance of a certain hard defiance in his eyes. – The Price She Paid by David Graham Phillips
  9. There was a sort of defiance in her attitude to Daniel, and sometimes as she set out upon some new chase of amusement she seemed to be daring him to stop her. – Burning Sands by Arthur Weigall
  10. Her look was serious, full of resistance and even of defiance, as if the encounter was against her will, though it was necessary that it should be. – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  11. She moved nearer and, trembling from head to foot, her passionate defiance burst all bounds. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  12. " But- whatever the cause, it shows itself in a kind of social defiance that would always keep her from being just- oh, well, you know--" " She's bright enough, mother, she's quick enough, and she's pretty enough, isn't she?" – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  13. And hereupon religious insight becomes, indeed, confused enough, and may turn for relief to that well- known type of defiance which, if not religious, is at least moral; for it is a protest against evil. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  14. " Reckon I have," said Joanna-" but I'm a young woman yet"- there was a slight touch of defiance in her last words. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  15. In giving the order Hamilton jerked his thumb contemptuously toward Alice, and at the same time gave Beverley a look of supreme defiance and hatred. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  16. He met Jake's look almost with defiance. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  17. Dalis looked back, glaring defiance. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  18. She looked at him with a little defiance in her eyes. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  19. " Lemon, I think," said Miss Knowles, in defiance of the knowledge, born of many afternoons, that he preferred cream. – New Faces by Myra Kelly