in defiance of


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in defiance of

In spite of, with outright disregard for, as in They went on strike in defiance of union policy. This term was first recorded in 1750.
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in defiance of

In spite of; contrary to: went on strike in defiance of union policy.
See also: defiance, of
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The heinous nature of this offence must be sufficiently apparent to every Christian, inasmuch as it is committed in defiance of the laws of our religion, and of the express commands of Him who founded that religion.
It was not easy for a stout man like Gabriel to keep his legs at the street corners, or to make head against the high wind, which often fairly got the better of him, and drove him back some paces, or, in defiance of all his energy, forced him to take shelter in an arch or doorway until the fury of the gust was spent.
Possibly, in deference to the occasion, possibly, in defiance of the weather, the captain had taken another backward step toward the days of his youth.
People like Rios Montt live in defiance of the purported aims of the Peace Accord, to the growing frustration of people attempting to craft a workable democratic culture in Guatemala.
Surveying the indigenous huts of plywood and assorted pieces of salvaged materials placed in defiance of gravity and rainstorms and common sense at the base of these denuded hillsides, the occasional news reports of death and destruction by mudslide become completely sensible finally, even inevitable.