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 Meanings and Examples of DEFECTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  withdrawing support or help; act of abandoning something to which one is bound by allegiance or duty; failure in duty
Classic Sentence: (60 in 5 pages)
1  The defection of her beaux was almost insulting.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
2  Her sweet sympathy and her bright-eyed interest in every word he uttered were balm upon the wound left by Suellen's supposed defection.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  Mrs. Trenor, true to her word, had shown no signs of expecting Lily at the bridge-table, and had even hinted to the other card-players that they were to betray no surprise at her unwonted defection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  The French had accounted for this unexpected defection on the part of their ally in various ways.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 28
5  Kitty and Lydia take his defection much more to heart than I do.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 26
6  Miss Chatterley, still disgusted at her brother's defection, had departed and was living in a little flat in London.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
7  I am perfectly convinced by it that Mr. Darcy has no defect.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
8  I fancy, Lizzy, that obstinacy is the real defect of his character, after all.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 52
9  And these people thought it a prodigious defect of policy among us, when I told them that our laws were enforced only by penalties, without any mention of reward.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
10  Yet I am of opinion, this defect arises chiefly from a perverse, restive disposition; for they are cunning, malicious, treacherous, and revengeful.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
11  For nothing is more true than that where a country, having men, lacks soldiers, it results from some fault in its ruler, and not from any defect in the situation or climate.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXI.
12  In this way the people were contented, and had no occasion from any defect in the solemnities to desire the return of their kings.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXV.
13  For often, from defect of judgment, men take upon them to defend others, when they have neither skill nor ability to defend themselves.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI.
14  Their great defect as laborers lies in their lack of incentive beyond the mere pleasure of physical exertion.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VIII
15  But that is not all, that is not his worst defect; his worst defect is his perpetual moral obliquity, perpetual--from the days of the Flood to the Schleswig-Holstein period.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: VIII
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  The children, who had made him an idol, were hurt most by his defection from our cause.
2  His defection to the other side was the ultimate betrayal.
3  The defect detracts greatly from the value of the vase.
4  The fundamental defect of fathers is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
5  He was born with a hearing defect.
6  Most of people are looking forward the crystal-like loveā€”pure without any defect.
7  Pakistani terrorists regularly defect to another terrorist group with a totally different political platform.
8  Jaguar recalled 67,798 cars in April after discovering a defect in an electronic module that could cause cars to slip into reverse gear.
9  A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart.
10  Boeing said Friday that discovery of a 787 Dreamliner manufacturing defect by wing-maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan means 43 of the jets have to be inspected for small hairline cracks inside the wings.
11  Once I have the chance to witness his worst moment, but u still can accept his defects and keep this as secret.
12  In almost every face and every person, they may discover fine feathers and defects, good and bad qualities.
13  They were not blinded to the defects of Western society.
14  Property should come under the Trades Description Act and contracts should allow buyers to back out if they discover undeclared defects.
15  Every man has the defects of his qualities.