defy

[ verb dih-fahy; noun dih-fahy, dee-fahy ]SEE DEFINITION OF defy

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFY

"I defy you to be so good or so bad as your word, doctor," said Hervey.

In the arrogance of his heart he said, "I can defy the future."

Did the Government intend to allow this man to defy the law?

There he must build a strong fortress and there defy his enemies.

Why will she defy the power she is absolutely dependent upon?

But then I must be his, at all adventures, and be thought to defy my own family.

I will prove their existence, and I will defy you to disprove them.

I defy a painter with his brush to do anything that would fit you better.

Or—no—it was on that night that he began to defy it, to deny it, to endeavor to cast it out.

"I defy anybody to quarrel with Fay when she is willing to make it up," her mother said.

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