Sentence example with the word 'defensively'

defensively

Definition adv. in an apologetic and defensive manner

Last update: September 17, 2015

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"I don't mean to snoop," she pouted defensively, adjusting her seat-belt.   [Please select]

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"They are perfectly nice people," she replied defensively, "and Marian knew their daughter at school."   [Please select]

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"Well, of course, Burke is very angry and very bitter, just now," he explained defensively.   [Please select]

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He looked so wicked that she recoiled and lifted her hands defensively.   [Please select]

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Hence they might be used defensively or as the basis of a set-off.   [Please select]

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"So are you--Irish-American," I answered defensively, pretending to misunderstand him.   [Please select]

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"Well, I like a steep coast," said Betty defensively.   [Please select]

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They have fought defensively and beyond all expectation, for dear land and freedom.   [Please select]

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When attempt was made to pick up owls III and IV after they had flown down to the ground, they rolled over on their backs and used both claws and beaks defensively.   [Please select]

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Such a reaction never was noted at the nest; there our hands were inspected, and sometimes bitten by the owls as possible sources of food, but the claws were rarely used offensively or defensively.   [Please select]

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