1 Campaigners have said that they are prepared to defy the law in order to achieve their aims.
2 I defy anyone to disprove the defendant's statements.
3 They believe it is essential to defy convention.
4 Feed by measure and defy physician.
5 Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
6 I defy you to prove your accusations.
7 I dropped the Ann from my name to defy my mother, who had insisted I be called by the refined name of Carole Ann, not plain old Carole.
8 Oh, no! Mason will not defy me; nor, knowing it, will he hurt me--but, not intentionally, he might in a moment, by one careless word, deprive me, if not of life, yet forever of happiness.
9 Audiences cheered as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia made their audacious, death defying leap to freedom, escaping Darth Vader's troops.
10 Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
11 A few workers have defied the majority decision and gone into work despite the strike.
12 Hundreds of people today defied the ban on political gatherings.
13 They show she has defied a whiff of scandal and predictions of decline, reflecting a revolution in how the fashion industry is responding to women consumers, say commentators.
14 In his take-away, Teravainen defies the modern method, for he does not fan the club face open.
15 The beauty of the scene defies description.