Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a defensive manner; on the defensive; in defense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb On the defensive.

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  • adverb In a defensive manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a defensive manner
  • adverb in an apologetic and defensive manner

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Examples

  • “The biggest challenge for us defensively is the quarterback situation,” Swinney said.

    Clemson's Swinney: Maryland's offense might be the 'most difficult we've had to prepare for'

  • "The one thing we've done defensively is we've gotten a lot more turnovers than maybe we've seen in the past," said Zook, mindful his Illini forced just 16 turnovers in 12 games last season.

    Illinois - Team Notes

  • "The one thing we've done defensively is we've gotten a lot more turnovers than maybe we've seen in the past," said Zook, mindful his Illini forced just 16 turnovers in 12 games last season.

    Around the BigTen Conference

  • A realm's boundaries may be maintained defensively from the inside (making it a polder) or from the outside (making it a prison) or they may simply be there.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams

  • A realm's boundaries may be maintained defensively from the inside (making it a polder) or from the outside (making it a prison) or they may simply be there.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • One measure of how well the Pens have played defensively is the fact that only two players – Adam Hall and Gary Roberts – have negative plus/minus marks, and they've seen the least ice time among Pittsburgh's forwards in these playoffs.

    Montgomery: Breaking down the Stanley Cup Finals

  • The team's biggest concern defensively is the secondary, where it still doesn't have a standout safety.

    Was drafting Mario Williams a mistake for Texans?

  • ` ` I couldn't even write down on paper the effort the guys put in defensively in the last 10 minutes, '' Price said.

    USATODAY.com

  • ` ` We know that we're going to have serious advantages on offense every night, and we're really locked in defensively right now. ''

    USATODAY.com

  • Hermione that reflected the French Queen's maternal defense at her trial, but in defensively "trotting her three children out on stage to explain her professional decision to move to London" (Pascoe 97).

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

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