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Arches more graceful in form, or better fitted to defy the assaults of time, I have never seen.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
If they are still Moderns and alive, I defy you to bury them if you are discussing living questions in a full and honest way.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
He could not bear to open his dreadful situation to his Uncle David, nor to kill himself, nor to defy the vengeance of Longcluse.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
It was probably this opposition that made young Cargill decide that it would be really worth while to defy the legend.
"Thirty," said the first bidder in a tone which seemed to defy further competition.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
I defy you to see or think of them and not smile with an infinite and intimate but quite impersonal pleasure.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
In the study of antiquity there are steep and irregular by-paths that defy the traveller every step that he pursues them.
Compact and populous, at once a castle and a city, the place could defy all the horse Indians of North America.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
A thousand stony needles lifted their ragged points as if to defy the lightning.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Rocks massed together in confusion form a monstrous monument, defy reason, yet maintain equilibrium.

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