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 v.  ward off; make an effort to resist; keep off; prevent from entering
Classic Sentence:
1  A man has to fend and fettle for the best, and then trust in something beyond himself.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
2  You know I am not particularly tender; I've had to strike and to fend off.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
3  It was the "simple country wedding" to which guests are convoyed in special trains, and from which the hordes of the uninvited have to be fended off by the intervention of the police.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
4  It briefly crossed his mind that the woman meant to entrap him on behalf of the court, but that was an objection he had no difficulty in fending off.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
Example Sentence:
1  He was able to fend off the blow with his arm.
2  She raised her arm up to fend branches from her eyes.
3  The fox was released into the wild when it was old enough to fend for itself.
4  He managed to fend off his attackers with a stick.
5  China is cordoning off its own solar market to fend off international competition.
6  We went sneaking down the slope of it to labboard, in the dark, towards the texas, feeling our way slow with our feet, and spreading our hands out to fend off the guys, for it was so dark we couldn't see no sign of them.
7  He looked relaxed and determined as he fended off questions from the world's Press.
8  She spent the entire evening fending off unwanted admirers.
9  He had thus far succeeded in fending off my conversational sallies.