The only defense in that statement was honesty.
You might have said something in my defense last night, instead of sitting there like a lump on a log.
Davis should know such needless defense was embarrassing for her.
It also inhibits investigations and makes for an early Christmas present for defense attorneys.
I knew any defense of Julie O'Malley would bring the wrath of heaven down on our bed.
She'd learned self-defense by the age of eleven and how to shoot a gun when she was twelve.
In her defense, she thought I was trying to kill her.
She saw killing in his future, but only in defense of his family.
But in Fitzgerald's defense, there were two pint bottles of vodka at Lydia Larkin's place, so he may have bought them for her.
Self-defense. I figured when you won, you'd fire me.
Death gave him a pointed look, waiting for him to jump to his friend's defense as he always did.
He was the only line of defense she had against the immortal world.
Regardless of what she had said, he couldn't conceive of her killing someone with the possible exception of self-defense or protection of another.
And yet his only attempt at defense had been to tell Josh that things weren't as they appeared.
The cliff's sheer drop created a natural defense against any intruders in addition to providing a view that was breathtaking by day or night.
"I sent Elise and Benny to teach Lana some self-defense," Brady said as they struck off in comfortable silence.
In his defense, Josh wasn't making it easy.
My only defense is that I didn't realize I was hurting you.
He identified several major flaws in her defense, struck them multiple times to confirm, and caught her wrist to stop her.
Tiyan's armies fought tenaciously and successfully in defense of the small kingdom; what would they do if channeled into the offensive?
Even her loyal defense of Brutus against the wild dogs had included a needless risk to her life.
"How is your um, self-defense training going?" she asked.
Richard Simon's Reponse (1686) elicited from Le Clerc a Defense des sentimens in the same year, which was followed by a new Reponse (1687).
The general principle of defense adopted was that common to Europe in the period.
This is not a defense of our present age; we will come to our own report card soon enough.
Imagine you are a defense contractor on top of the world.
"Now, Vera, what does it matter to you?" said Natasha in defense, speaking very gently.
Her defense was weak and inapt but she attained her object.