It is the falsehood of the silliest poetry to say he defies the image of his beloved.
I now come to a point in the drama which at once demands and defies explanation.
All is soil for the plough, all defies our designs for complete explanation.
If, however, one of the challenged be a spirited fellow, he defies him.
He defies the stick, and he would defy the gallows if it were ...