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  • v. Present participle of defy.


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  • Uzi Arad, senior advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday that he believes the situation with Iran may escalate; Tehran may have to pay a heavy price for what he called defying the world.

    Hoopler -

  • He has hit on his own, jogged on his own, lifted weights on his own—all in the name of defying what his body seems to be telling him.

    Beltran Chases His Own Shadow

  • Literature can't be relevant to civic responsibility and reform agendas except in defying them.

    Literary Study

  • Of particular note is that these people who are making these backing switches know the personal career risk in defying the Clintons, so their public support for Obama is tremendously significant to me as a swing state voter. cpljoeb

    Steady voter turnout in Guam caucuses

  • The blindfolded participant represents the leading force in defying evil, ‘Fe’, faith, which must be blind.

    History of the piñata

  • The once-defiant generation, the boomers are again defying expectations by evolving from the Me generation of their youth to the We generation of their midlife.

    Boomer Wanted, Part 6 (The Boomer Blog)

  • The blindfolded participant represents the leading force in defying evil, faith, which must be blind, and is guided only by the voices of others crying “arriba, abajo, atras” (up, down, back).

    Christmas holidays in Mexico: festivals of light, love and peace

  • DESCRIPTIONIf any species of fish could be characterized as defying description, it is the Arctic char.

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • Canada, in defying the natural laws of economics, geography and politics is not a nation which will survive by herself.

    The Spirit of '67

  • He also seems to have found more support from his people, in defying Moscow, than he had ever gained in serving Moscow.

    Stalin's Biggest Headache


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