As a result, the legislation “defies the dichotomy of pro-life and pro-choice,” says Diaz-Tello.
The tale of jobs growth under Obama is a tangled one that defies a simple slogan.
It is more open and more dogmatic simultaneously and defies easy description.
The new breast-cancer advice “defies common sense,” says Carly Fiorina.
There is the Swiss border-patrol officer who, in 1938, defies state law to allow Jews into Switzerland.
Their picturesque pronunciation gives their conversation a piquancy which defies imitation.
It is the falsehood of the silliest poetry to say he defies the image of his beloved.
The plum-stones are graved with hieroglyphics, and counts are curiously made in a way that often defies computation by white men.
All is soil for the plough, all defies our designs for complete explanation.
Once past youth, these trees possess a thick, corky, asbestos-like bark that defies the average fire.