Origin of defiant
Examples from the Web for defiantly
“I will answer injustice with justice,” she says defiantly, before crucifying the child-killers.Game of Thrones’ ‘Oathkeeper’: Joffrey’s Killer Revealed, White Walkers, and A New Jaime Lannister|Marlow Stern|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Traditionally worn by sixth-graders and jocks and those who lounge aggressively, the draw-stringed trouser is defiantly apathetic.NBA Players Are Wearing Sweatpants Again, but Now They Cost $550|Sujay Kumar|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Priebke was defiantly unapologetic for his crimes, always insisting he was only following orders even though he was a top chief.
One more thing: George H.W. Bush has become an unlikely fashion plate, defiantly owning the title as our preppiest ex-president.George H.W. Bush, Our Preppiest Ex-President, Honored at White House|John Avlon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Walking on, he sees another thistle, downtrodden, but still firmly planted and defiantly thriving.Turning to Tolstoy’s ‘Hadji Murat’ as Boston Locked Down|Liesl Schillinger|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
While he spoke his eyes sought those of his friend, and looked straight in them, not defiantly, but meditatively.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
The young man did not even face him as he spoke: if their eyes met by chance, Richard's were defiantly cold.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete|George Meredith
For a moment those two glared at one another mutely and defiantly.Babylon, Volume 1 (of 3)|Grant Allen
"None," she said—not defiantly, or ingratiatingly, or fearfully.Miss Lulu Bett|Zona Gale
Mrs. Dale stared at Eugene defiantly when he came, but Suzanne welcomed him to her embrace.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
British Dictionary definitions for defiantly
Word Origin and History for defiantly
1837, from French défiant, present participle of défier (see defy). Related: Defiantly.