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di fen siv

  • n  an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
  • a  intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    defensive weapons
    a defensive stance
  • s  attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing

  • A year before that, former defensive end Jerome McDougal was shot in the abdomen in Miami in his new Mercedes just weeks before reporting to training camp for the Philadelphia .
  • In Game 3 against the Jazz, a 96-54 blowout, that was exactly what happened: they did not shoot particularly well in the first half, but their defensive pressure and their almost .
  • His conclusion: for France defensive war is better than offensive war.
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  • Joachim Loew in
    Low said: "The team did everything nearly perfectly. The result is nearly unbelievable because Argentina have a strong defensive team. It was first class that we were able to get so many goals."
  • Gerardo Martino in The Associated Press
    Fundamentally they are a team who get back into their defensive positions very well, using a back-line of four and practically five midfielders, with (Keisuke) Honda generally up front,Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino said. "When they get...
  • Tom Osborne in USA Today
    We need a head coach with strong defensive credentials and great leadership,Osborne said. "We were also looking for someone who can inspire confidence and get players to play with great effort. And, of course, we also wanted our new head...

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