“Defend” in the news

Example collocations

defend against
defend his title
defend their title
defend themselves
not defend

Publications and example sentences

www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· In Rare Break, Some Republicans Reject Trump’s Harsh Response to Unrest  
Some fell back on their practiced defense, saying they could not make a judgment because they had not seen the incident, while others defended the president, noting that some of the protests had grown violent and given way to looting.  Copy example sentence
www.nbcnews.com
NBCNews.com
· Democratic Rep. Engel caught on hot mic: 'If I didn't have a primary, I wouldn’t care'  
Lynch, who criticized the NYPD’s decision to fire the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, says of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, “there is no one that is defending him at all in the New York City Police Department or law enforcement as a whole.”  Copy example sentence
www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· Trump’s Visits to Church and Shrine Draw Fierce Rebukes From D.C. Clergy  
“I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility wold allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree,” Archbishop Gregory wrote.  Copy example sentence
www.theatlantic.com
The Atlantic
· Joe Biden Names His Enemies  
In a country torn apart, Biden said, “this president today is part of the problem.” Trump took an oath was to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” but Biden said that after last night’s display, “we can be forgiven for believing the president is more interested in power than in principle, more interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care.”  Copy example sentence
www.theverge.com
The Verge
· Mark Zuckerberg defends hands-off Trump policy to employees after walkout  
“I think defending the ability to do that is often controversial.”  Copy example sentence
www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· Pandemic, Protests and Police: An Election Like No Other  
He was finally disowned by his fellow Republicans after he defended white nationalism in a New York Times interview last year.  Copy example sentence
www.malaymail.com
Malay Mail
· Malaysians need to learn to be angry about the right things  
One justification for that, I was told, was because we have little good international representation that we must defend it at all cost.  Copy example sentence
www.japantimes.co.jp
The Japan Times
· Trump offers ‘domination’ of D.C. protests as model for states  
Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory called it “reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated in a fashion that violates our religious principles, which call us to defend the rights of all people even those with whom we might disagree.”  Copy example sentence