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 Meanings and Examples of DEFIANT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
defiant
 a.  boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  As she had intended, Gerald was startled by the sound; then he recognized her, and a look both sheepish and defiant came over his florid face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  At this defiant heresy, Mammy's brow lowered with indignation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  The two girls stood looking after the Zouave who was moving toward the group of elderly ladies in the corner, Scarlett defiant, Melanie with a look more pitiful than tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  Over the waffles next morning, Pittypat was lachrymose, Melanie was silent and Scarlett defiant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
5  She did not feel reckless and defiant now.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  He looked down at her for a long time, so long that her defiant gaze wavered and fell, and then he slumped into a chair opposite her and poured himself another drink.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
7  She came into the house awkwardly defiant.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  When they flickered out and one child gave orders to a chauffeur, Carol was not a defiant philosopher but a faded government clerk from Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
9  The women stared about them with defiant eyes, or laughed and joked, while the men kept their heads bowed, and their hats pulled over their faces.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 27
10  The fellow came forward with a somewhat sullen, defiant air, and put down his hands to assist.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
11  The wretched whelp plucked up a ghastly courage, and began to grow defiant.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
12  The superstratum of timidity which often overlies those who are daring and defiant at heart had been passed through, and the mettlesome substance of the woman was reached.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
13  The man's face became openly defiant.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Light upon the Moor [Second Report of Dr. ...
14  At last she looked up with something reckless and defiant in her manner.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
15  But there was no sign within it of that desperate and defiant villain whom we expected to see.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
Example Sentence:
1  The players are in defiant mood as they prepare for tomorrow'sgame.
2  Billy continued to stand there, mute and defiant.
3  She talked to us with a defiant manner.