defensive

[ dih-fen-siv ]SEE DEFINITION OF defensive

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFENSIVE

But for the most part one side in battle is on the offensive; the other on the defensive.

But the Americans and their abettors were not content with defensive law.

We are not all arrayed in two opposite ranks; the offensive and the defensive.

I want our Volunteers to be more than a defensive organisation.

We must act on the defensive this winter, till reinforcements arrive.

The Iroquois had shields of hide stretched on hoop for defensive armor.

That he fenced only on the defensive, and he wondered what might his motive be.

And thus you will have at once defensive armour for the shins and stockings for the feet.

"That's all right," she declared with defensive inconsequence.

He sprang to his feet, prepared to be instantly on the defensive.

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