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  • And would this column run if it had OFF-fensive language?

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  • She had done what she sought to do: turned the mare to the de - fensive, instead of herself.

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  • A spokesman for the hotel later told the papers that I had “apparently been unsatisfied sic with the reaction of the audience and began belaboring them with four-letter words … We estimate that at least 70% of the show was of fensive.”

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  • Practicing the "Being (Aw)fensive Without Being (Uh)fensive" strategy...asking questions of the person you're dealing with and getting them to defend their position.

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  • South African President Thabo Mbeki expressed optimism Monday that his efforts to stem the upsurge of violence in Ivory Coast will bear fruit even as rebels claimed that the! fensive.

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  • De-fensive weaponry raised harmless blisters of fire on the object's flanks, deflected by its massive screens.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • If they do not disperse, then we can take out their de-fensive positions one at a time.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • When there was no response, he addressed the other members of the expedition who had taken up positions just inside the station's breached de-fensive perimeter.

    The Howling Stones

  • Straightening and wiping sweat from her forehead, she peered across the cleared area to the far side of the de-fensive fence where Pulickel was methodically check-ing each newly refurbished stanchion with a hand-held monitor.

    The Howling Stones

  • When a nervous Peeler shined his light directly on them, the cluster of brown shapes drew back into a de-fensive knot, blinking painfully at the illumination.

    Mid Flinx

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