"Well, that happened a good while ago," said Taterleg defensively.
Defensively he crouched, yet the next instant he was overthrown.
The other eyed her defensively and she tried to tidy her hair with hands that shook.
"They're very kind among themselves," Paula said defensively.
Defensively, too, had the rider of the maherry an advantage over his antagonists.
"All the girls wear dresses like this," replied Arethusa, defensively.
"I didn't know that he cared for me this way," said Jennie defensively.
"Well, Montgomery is interesting just the same," said Phil defensively.
"I suppose you never were romantic yourself," put in May defensively.
“It is the handsomest room in the house,” she said defensively.