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adjective as in preclusive

noun as in insulation

noun as in patrol


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But the enemy of the new emirs is neither the Jew nor the Christian, it is the godless militant defending secularism.

In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.

Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.

Indeed, some of those troops who ran away from defending Mosul were already American-trained.

Nixon said defending the two islands was “a matter of principle.”

If we run on another half mile we shall be shot down where we stand without any means of defending ourselves.

We have had fighting enough, Heaven knows, but we felt that by ‘doing’ he meant ‘attacking,’ not ‘defending.’

In truth Lewis had a strong personal motive for defending Berwick.

He was killed at Saint-Merri cloister on June 6, 1832, where he was defending ideas not his own.

They all looked very cheerful; but I hear they all die defending what they did to the King to be just; which is very strange.

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On this page you'll find 227 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defending, such as: opposing, averting, conservative, foiling, forestalling, and preservative.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.