The bulls usually were at the rear, to defend against wolves.
It was cheaper to build a deterrent than to defend against it.
He felt as he gazed at her that it was not only himself he must defend against her.
This hut is not like the one I had to defend against the Iroquois.
To defend against a conspiracy, I may properly term it—against the lawless violence of confederated associations, a vast property.
Erasmus was too acute to defend against Luther the weak point of a bad cause.
It is this alone which we are bound to defend against foreign pretensions and domestic factions.
But the Court of Lisbon had determined to quit a country which they could not hope to defend against the master of the Continent.
Themselves like goodly heroes / the strangers did defend Against the men of Etzel / all the long summer day.
On the other hand, the narrow front was easier to fortify, protect with mine-fields, and defend against attack.