“Defiance” in the news

Publications and example sentences

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The Guardian
· Ai Weiwei creates 10,000 masks in aid of coronavirus charities  
Some of the images will include his middle finger gesture of defiance.  Copy example sentence
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The Guardian
· The Iranian refugee writing songs of love from his ‘luxury torture cell’  
But Azimi says he misses those short days of anarchic defiance, when those held in detention became masters of their own prison, unified by a collective abandonment.  Copy example sentence
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The China Post
· Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat  
DETROIT (AP) — A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan’s coronavirus restrictions poses an “imminent threat” to public health, the state’s chief medical officer testified Wednesday.  Copy example sentence
www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· Activists and Celebrities React to Death of Larry Kramer  
“This is the Larry Kramer I will always remember, filled with rage and defiance,” the actor Lea DeLaria said in a Twitter post that was accompanied by a photo of an angry-looking Mr. Kramer shouting into a microphone.  Copy example sentence
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The Atlantic
· Refusing to Wear a Mask Is an Empty Act of Defiance  
As the cameras rolled, the president spoke, as he always does, without a mask, modeling defiance against the advice of his own public-health experts.  Copy example sentence
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The Guardian
· Spanish dig closes in on burial site of Irish lord Red Hugh O'Donnell  
The dig has attracted considerable interest from Ireland, where O’Donnell remains a romantic – and romanticised – figure, and a symbol of defiance on a par with Scotland’s William Wallace.  Copy example sentence
www.nytimes.com
The New York Times
· The Woman at the Heart of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata  
In 16 minutes, I’d gone from sorrow to happiness to defiance.  Copy example sentence
www.theguardian.com
The Guardian
· French football fans who went to illegal match sought for Covid-19 testing  
Match played in defiance of rules limiting public gatherings to maximum of 10 people  Copy example sentence
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The New York Times
· President of the Flies  
When white men wearing camouflage and bearing assault rifles occupied the Michigan State House in defiance of their elected governor, it was hard not to think of the boys in “Lord of the Flies,” who, by story’s end, have devolved to their most barbaric selves.  Copy example sentence
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The New York Times
· Protesters in Hong Kong Rally Against China’s Tightening Grip  
On Sunday, thousands of protesters poured into the streets in defiance of social-distancing orders and clashed with police officers who fired tear gas, rubber bullets and a water cannon in the city’s largest demonstration in months.  Copy example sentence