Sentence Examples


  • All I know is that he gets defensive when I mention Uncle Fabrice.
  • Every time the subject of your father came up, you got defensive and I backed off because I was afraid of losing you.
  • When Antigonus Gonatas threatened to restore Macedonian power in Greece, the Athenians, supported perhaps by the king of Egypt, formed a large defensive coalition; but in the ensuing " Chremonidean War " (266-263) a naval defeat off Andros led to their surrender and the imposition of a Macedonian garrison.
  • Within this area Great Britain has exclusive jurisdiction, and is represented by a commissioner under the colonial office; and has, besides, the right to erect fortifications, station troops and take any other measures necessary for defensive purposes at any points on or near the coast in that part of the peninsula east of 121 0 40' E.
  • I got some ideas and I have a few feelers out, Fred answered, a defensive tone in his voice.