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  • (British English) defense
    Example sentences
    • We will match their determination with our own; we will be as resolute as they are fanatical; as strong in defence of good as they are hell-bent on doing evil.
    • Were they standing firm in defence of our traditional country sports?
    • My article was rather a statement not just in my own defence, but in defence of the whole tradition of the kind of fiction that I belong to.
    Example sentences
    • It is clear law that in any context in which consent of the injured party is a defence to what would otherwise be a crime or a civil wrong, the consent must be real.
    • One of these standards is that an accused person must be given full opportunity to present his defence.
    • In its defence the Third Party has admitted liability by the defendant but denies any obligation for contribution or indemnity.
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    • Their defense played a huge role in helping them reach the playoffs for the third time in Edwards' four seasons.
    • The Colombia goalkeeper marshalled a defence that conceded 21 goals in 34 league games.
    • Good goal keeping and a solid defence prevented Oakworth getting an equaliser.
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