But Boredom, defensively subtitled A Lively History, is in fact a spirited, no-nonsense guide to a surprisingly contentious topic.
The Patriot subset that declines to accept racism continues to cope with the issue unevenly and defensively.
“That was the decision of the lawyers,” Sharpton says defensively in the Times interview.
“I got them when I was in medical school but I never wore them,” she said, a little too defensively.
But in 1998, he sensed the urgency and the utility of taking impeachment on directly—and certainly not defensively.
"I wasn't expecting the white fox furs," said Missy defensively.
defensively, too, had the rider of the maherry an advantage over his antagonists.
"Well, that happened a good while ago," said Taterleg defensively.
"All the girls wear dresses like this," replied Arethusa, defensively.
Stella was for an instant aware of Julian's eyes dealing sharply and defensively with hers.
c.1400 (adj. and noun), from French défensif (14c.), from Medieval Latin defensivus, from defens-, past participle stem of Latin defendere (see defend). Of persons, "alert to reject criticism," from 1919. Related: Defensively; defensiveness.