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 Meanings and Examples of DEFENCE
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defence
 n.  act of defending against attack, danger, or injury
Classic Sentence: (77 in 6 pages)
1  If Troy towers might be defended by strength of hand, this hand too had been their defence.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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2  But if thou knowest any hope to place in arms, be this household thy first defence.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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3  Amid the massacre he escaped to the refuge of Rutulian land and the armed defence of Turnus' friendship.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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4  All their battalions, sharing the lot of peril, keep watch along the walls, and take alternate charge of all that requires defence.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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5  He's got a very good reputation as a defence barrister and for working with the poor.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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6  He had often wondered whether it might not be a good idea to work out a written defence and hand it in to the court.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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7  There was no doubt of the advantages a written defence of this sort would have over relying on the lawyer, who was anyway not without his shortcomings.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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8  They would be very important because the first impression made by the defence will often determine the whole course of the proceedings.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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9  Conditions like this, of course, place the defence in a very unfavourable and difficult position.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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10  In fact, defence is not really allowed under the law, it's only tolerated, and there is even some dispute about whether the relevant parts of the law imply even that.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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11  They want, as far as possible, to prevent any kind of defence, everything should be made the responsibility of the accused.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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12  This is when the defence begins.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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13  could not tell, but it seemed clear to him that his defence was not in good hands.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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14  The decision to take his defence into his own hands now seemed more of a burden than he had originally assumed.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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15  Oh no," said the painter in defence of his window, "as it can't be opened this room retains the heat better than if the window were double glazed, even though it's only a single pane.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
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Example Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
16  He put up a stout defence in court.
17  He is a former defence secretary of the United States and a grandee of the Democratic Party.
18  The president held an emergency meeting to discuss military strategy with his defence commanders yesterday.
19  Education is the chief defence of nations.
20  Effective defence is a matter of intercepting their missiles before they can reach us.
21  Humour is a more effective defence than violence.
22  He's a self-proclaimed expert on national defence.
23  The judge asked counsel for the defence to explain.
24  Scratch the subject of defence and acronyms, abbreviations, and buzzwords fly out.
25  The Prime Minister seems to be trying to rehabilitate the former defence secretary.
26  Huge sums of money are spent on national defence.
27  The land was flat, giving no scope for defence.
28  She had invoked the law in her own defence.
29  The defence lawyer made an eloquent plea for his client's acquittal.
30  The prosecution lawyer cross-examined the defence witness.