Then the author threatened a Twitter defection after being forced to go by ‘Ahmed.’
(Today state media reported that Wang has been indicted on charges of defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking).
At the time of his defection, he felt a strong need to get out of Cuba, and accomplished just that.
Kristol's defection from the pro-plutocracy wing of the GOP is an interesting indicator that, yes, change is in the air.
The spokesman, Mohammed Otri, took to Al-Jazeera with a defection statement on behalf of Hijab.
I consented to the defection with a good deed of pleasure, as I considered that, if the rebels fought, we should lose heavily.
What would make their defection more certain was the irregularity of pay.
He thought not; indeed, she did not seem to retain any memory of his defection.
James heard of his host's defection with impassivity and a glance of his eyeglass.
His wife will now rage with jealousy over a defection she has done her best to cause.
1540s, "action of failing;" 1550s, "action of deserting a party, leader, etc." from Latin defectionem (nominative defectio) "desertion, revolt, failure," noun of action from past participle stem of deficere (see deficient). Originally used often of faith.