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synonyms for defended

  • guarded
  • safeguarded
  • safe
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How to use defended in a sentence

The place was well defended by earthworks and natural parapets, and for several hours the issue of the contest was doubtful.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
But the strength of his arm, and the bravery of his heart could not have defended him long against their determined attack.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The long narrow bridge which led to the city, was defended by 30 pieces of cannon.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Disheartened, the Confederates now fell back, leaving the field to those who had so valiantly defended it.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
At this moment Douglas came on the scene, raised his war-cry, and pressed hard on the English, who manfully defended themselves.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
The only bridge across the Zapote River was strongly defended by the insurgents, who had trenches forming two sides of an angle.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Hanway defended his use of the umbrella by saying he was in delicate health after his return from Persia.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
The entrance is defended by a bar, on which the Mermaid was nearly lost.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
In this quarter, the chief riches of the place are lodged, and that is the point most easily defended.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The eyes of all France had been attracted to her as she thus defended herself and her friends, and confounded her enemies.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFENDED

  • adhered
  • believed
  • clutched
  • controlled
  • defended
  • detained
  • gripped
  • guarded
  • occupied
  • retained
  • taken
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.