In the shorter term, the bottom line is that the pill, like all modern medicine, allows our bodies to defy nature.
Egyptian people and armed forces to defy their government and turn against it.
The House could defy my expectations and approve a resolution (the Senate almost surely will).
Americans built a fighter, the P-51, with aerodynamics that seemed to defy the laws of physics.
He used that training to defy our trust, to indiscriminately and systematically harm the United States.
So it came that I set out in the Sutherlands' dog-sled with a supply of robes to defy biting frost.
"I defy you to be so good or so bad as your word, doctor," said Hervey.
James Ollerenshaw was one of the last persons in Bursley to defy fashion in the matter of pockets.
In the arrogance of his heart he said, "I can defy the future."
Once it mounts above our heads, I defy Old Nick himself to tell east from west.
Defiance; notice of act of defiance •Use has not been continuous since the first attestation in 1580: on a signboard, a defi to the On Leongs
[late 1880s+; apparently fr French de´fi]