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But she was young, and she used work as a defense mechanism.‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson Reviews ‘Matilda the Musical’ | Ramin Setoodeh | April 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I think this is, among liberals anyway, a defense mechanism.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney and the Magical Powers of a Lie | Michael Tomasky | April 10, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is this a defense mechanism, a way of not quite looking at what my mother has become?
“The hierarchy of things is a kind of defense mechanism that just alienates,” says Koons.Jeff Koons: One of Today's 10 Most Important Artists | Blake Gopnik | June 5, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Historical myopia must be an evolutionary defense mechanism of the human species.
The crowds delusion of persecution, conspiracy, or oppression is thus a defense mechanism of this nature.The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
He knew that he was merely a defense mechanism, to ward off fear: for, it wasn't true.My Shipmate--Columbus | Stephen Wilder
I have said that the hostility of the crowd is a sort of "defense mechanism."The Behavior of Crowds | Everett Dean Martin
Late afternoon of the next day, my defense mechanism was ready.The Telenizer | Don Thompson
This small, rather weird-looking little creature had a dangerous defense mechanism in the spines of his back.The Wailing Octopus | Harold Leland Goodwin
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