As a result, the legislation “defies the dichotomy of pro-life and pro-choice,” says Diaz-Tello.
The tale of jobs growth under Obama is a tangled one that defies a simple slogan.
It is more open and more dogmatic simultaneously and defies easy description.
The new breast-cancer advice “defies common sense,” says Carly Fiorina.
There is the Swiss border-patrol officer who, in 1938, defies state law to allow Jews into Switzerland.
Their picturesque pronunciation gives their conversation a piquancy which defies imitation.
"Master Robert defies the majesty of the law," said Winter dryly.
The plum-stones are graved with hieroglyphics, and counts are curiously made in a way that often defies computation by white men.
It is the falsehood of the silliest poetry to say he defies the image of his beloved.
Once past youth, these trees possess a thick, corky, asbestos-like bark that defies the average fire.