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If we run on another half mile we shall be shot down where we stand without any means of defending ourselves.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
We have had fighting enough, Heaven knows, but we felt that by ‘doing’ he meant ‘attacking,’ not ‘defending.’
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
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.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
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.
They know that I am a lioness defending her young, and that I alone prevent their daring hands from seizing your crown.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Thyrsis had taken his part in the conversation before this, defending himself and setting forth his point of view.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
In vain did the guard attempt to draw him out from this asylum, the elephant firmly defending him with his trunk.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VII (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
It may also have happened because they, were interested in defending a cause with which their own position was allied.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Others, Fergan among them, preferred staying in the city and defending themselves against the King unto death.

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machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION