He has shown an uncanny knack in this campaign for defying political gravity and confounding the oddsmakers.
A GOP romp is still in the offing, but a number of individual races are defying expectations.
The worst harm that Eliot Spitzer has done to me is that I am defying my faith.
I thought of defying him, but then decided that maybe he had reason for his concern, so complied.
defying instructions would have been unthinkable during the tenure of his father or grandfather.
A plaguy mean trick this of women's—defying just when they are safe!
And we will show this gentleman that he may have made a mistake in defying us so boldly.
You cannot really think me capable of defying three justices of the peace!
defying the laws of physics, we can be in more than one place at the same time.
defying enemies, protecting friends, The welfare of the nations Germany defends.