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They set the battle in array, they uttered cries of defiance.

The heralds returned with an answer of defiance from the hill boys.

The first look that they gave at the upper world was a glare of wrath and defiance.

She ate as well as spoke in a hurried manner, and as if in defiance of her feelings.

This was to throw a sort of defiance to the fear; and certainly as often as I did so it abated.

So Aduan danced alone, and he danced with joy or defiance according to the music.

All her defiance of him, of the law, only made her appeal the more surely.

Gone is her love of adventure; gone is her defiance of convention; gone is—is her independence.

He strove to do so by acting almost in defiance of his nature, by fostering deception.

As she came back she looked at Hermione with defiance in her eyes.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French desfiance "challenge, declaration of war," from desfiant, present participle of desfier (see defy).

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