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synonyms for defenses

  • avoidance reaction
  • bunker atmosphere
  • bunker mentality
  • defense mechanism
  • ego defenses
  • negative taxis
  • negative tropism
  • psychological defenses
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How to use defenses in a sentence

If we stayed where we were, our dead would kill us; if we moved out of our defenses, we should no longer be invincible.
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
At Norfolk nothing had been done but to strengthen the defenses.
FOUR YEARS IN REBEL CAPITALST. C. DELEON
In practice it was simple and, like most defenses, only partially effective.
THE FIRE PEOPLERAY CUMMINGS
Then was heard an angry buzz, as the assaulted bees swarmed out of their defenses and literally stormed her.
THAT OLD-TIME CHILD, ROBERTASOPHIE FOX SEA
Right after graduation, he was made second lieutenant of Engineers and for some time he was busy looking after our coast defenses.
ROBERT E. LEERUTH HILL
And they wage continual war upon the body's defenses; they batter in vain upon the gates of our sound health.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
Coughs and colds, sore throats and headaches, are the first warnings that your defenses are being weakened.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
As Jeanne gazed on these formidable defenses she could not but wonder how the transport had escaped destruction.
A DAUGHTER OF THE UNIONLUCY FOSTER MADISON
That destroyed the common law defenses and then gave the employer the right to come under the compensation act.
PROCEEDINGS, THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION FOR INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTSVARIOUS
Now, you can, of course, take away these defenses of the employer; there is no question about that.
PROCEEDINGS, THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION FOR INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTSVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFENSES

  • avoidance reaction
  • bunker atmosphere
  • bunker mentality
  • defense mechanism
  • defenses
  • ego defenses
  • negative taxis
  • negative tropism
  • psychological defenses
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.