The worst part for Hill was how proud her son had been of her and how he struggled to defend her.
I have no time to defend petty theives on the basis of ideology.
He has met with his lawyers, Carlo Fusco and Cristiana Arru, who were mandated by the Vatican to defend him.
With one of our bravest newsroom administrators, I headed down to defend our…what?
Not only did he defend the decisions that were made; he'd do it all again today.
I will not yield, I will not make my submission, I will defend my book by a fresh one.
I should like either to charge with the romantics, or defend with the realists.
But what right had he to defend from gallantry the woman he was about to forswear before the world?
A man has no right to a country nor a home if he isn't able to defend them.
He had been placed at the mine to defend it, and he was helpless to direct the men.
mid-13c., from Old French defendre (12c.) "defend, resist," and directly from Latin defendere "ward off, protect, guard, allege in defense," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + -fendere "to strike, push," from PIE root *gwhen- "to strike, kill" (see bane). In the Mercian hymns, Latin defendet is glossed by Old English gescildeð. Related: Defended; defending.