- v. present participle of fend off.
“We crossed the river in long bancas (dugout canoes) and swam our horses behind us, at times fending off rather large crocodiles.”
“The old, whiskery soldier whose turning head had first led to Chip and Alex raced alongside them, like a guardian fending off attacks.”
“Lawrence Gonzales had the Motorola radio in his hand and was fending off an enraged Hugh Pepperdine with it.”
“From left: Ric Grenell, the USUN press spokesman; the author, fending off the press; Ben Chang, deputy press spokesman; Mark Groombridge, senior advisor; and Ambassador Jackie Sanders.”
“He drew arcane power from somewhere, fending off frigid paralysis, and flung the iron-bound bucket overhand, dealing the spy a glancing blow on the side of his head.”
“He couldn't see a dictaphone and a Nikon being much cop in fending off a chainsaw or whatever else the bugger was wielding.”
“Lyon was to “keep constantly in the office during my absence,” guarding the state papers and fending off any sallies by the rebellious soldiers.”
“He grabbed her, fending off the hovering solicitations of the Earl of Argyll nearby, awaiting his chance in his dolphin's costume.”
“In fending off the offer he was so plainly ready to renew, had she not sacrificed to one of those abstract notions of honour that might be called the conventionalities of the moral life?”
“Caterina tossed up forearm and knee blocks, fending off each bruising hit from its intended target as she spun on the balls of her stocking-clad feet.”
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