Not only a defender of marriage, he offers an example of marriage at its best.
Even one Harris-Perry defender acknowledged that her remarks may have been overly simplistic.
Throughout his life, Kristol was a defender of the New Deal, and in particular of Social Security.
Christie also made clear that he could be counted on to be a defender of the rich.
The second time, with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game, he was elbowed in the face by an Algerian defender.
And, strange to say, his only defender was the lady he had injured most.
He was for the time being in absolute command of the defender.
Henceforth he finds himself transformed into the defender of the oppressed.
"The defender of German liberty" was not included in this treaty.
Then Mr. Drayton had taken advantage of the family jar to pose as Margaret's defender, and afterwards Grace had spoken bitterly.
c.1300 (early 13c. as a surname), via Anglo-French, from Old French defendeor, agent noun from defendre (see defend). The Latin word in this sense was defensor.
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.