“She looked America in eye and defied elites, institutions, and individuals to disagree with a middle-class agenda,” he said.
Mandela, who lost a son to AIDS, defied Mbeki to attend global AIDS conferences.
Instead, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander defied precedence by singing and playing the piano.
It defied a decade of warnings by the United States and the strong advice of China.
Try Gino Bartali, two-time winner of the Tour de France who defied Mussolini and helped the Jews.
She stood up in front of the scornful, handsome, hard-eyed woman and defied her.
As for the moral precepts of the Koran, they were ignored or defied.
He complained bitterly to the Florentine ambassador, of the haughty friar who rebuked and defied him.
Six months ago in Philadelphia—when I wanted some money—he defied me.
Again his voice went up into the night, as if he defied the poor defences of the dark.