defied defied  /dɪ ˈfaɪd/


  1. (v) resist or confront with resistance
  2. (v) elude, especially in a baffling way
  3. (v) challenge


  1. This legendary warrior defied Afghanistan's Soviet invaders, only to be assassinated by al-Qaeda.
  2. But this year, in a Democratic presidential nomination race that has defied convention at every turn, celebrities are playing a much bigger role than usual.
  3. Yet it shows, as usual, how to draw gasps from other writers by defying the laws of gravitas as effortlessly as Michael Jordan defied those of gravity.


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    Graham Motion’s work with Animal Kingdom was exceptional because he defied so many precedents in the Derby. His European-style training regimen got Animal Kingdom ready to deliver a powerful effort.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. A Dysfunctional House Does What's Right On The Farm Bill

    In a shock to its leadership, the House voted down the farm bill 234 to 195. Too many Democrats and Republicans defied their leadership. Expecting the easy passage of the farm bill, the Washington political and media elite harrumphed that Washington politics has become completely dysfunctional. We can’t even pass something as routine as the farm bill! The farm bill, which is passed every five ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Chrysler reverses course, agrees to repair Jeeps

    The automaker had initially defied a U.S. request to recall 2.7 million vehicles. Two weeks after defiantly refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million Jeeps prone to dangerous fires in rear-end collisions, Chrysler has reversed course and agreed to repair many of the vehicles.        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times


  1. "We mourn the tragic loss of life today, and honour the courage and resilience of the Iraqi people who once again defied threats to advance their democracy," Obama said in a statement.
    on Mar 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Montreal Gazette

  2. "The Afghan people defied rockets, bombs and intimidation and came out to vote," Karzai said after polls closed. "We'll see what the turnout was. But they came out to vote. That's great, that's great."
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Hamid Karzai Source:

  3. Following today's NEC meeting, Brown said: "I made it clear to the NEC that no member of parliament and no candidate will stand for Labour at the next election if they have defied the rules."
    on May 19, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source:

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