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bid defiance

To remain firm or resolute; to refuse to yield. Our toddler usually bids defiance to any mention of bedtime.
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in defiance of (something)

Regardless or in spite of something. Oh, so you snuck out last night, in defiance of the punishment your father and I had given you. In that case, you're grounded for a month now.
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in defiance (of someone or something)

against someone's will or against instructions; in bold resistance to someone or someone's orders. Jane spent the afternoon in the park in defiance of her mother's instructions. She did it in defiance of her mother. She has done a number of things in defiance lately.
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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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bid defiance

To refuse to submit; offer resistance to.
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in defiance of

In spite of; contrary to: went on strike in defiance of union policy.
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Mais un train de reformes sur la defiance constructive produirait-il reellement les resultats escomptes?
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