Definition of Defensively

1. Adverb. In an apologetic and defensive manner. "`I felt it better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively"

Partainyms: Defensive



2. Adverb. In a defensive manner. "The general conviction that our side is in the right and acting defensively over what Russians call the German question and Americans the Berlin crisis"
Partainyms: Defensive
Antonyms: Offensively

Definition of Defensively

1. adv. On the defensive.

Definition of Defensively

1. Adverb. In a defensive manner. ¹

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Definition of Defensively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Defensively

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defensively (current term)
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Literary usage of Defensively

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1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1918)
"SIR: In view of the menace from German submarines, it is possible that an increase may take place in the number of defensively armed British merchant ships, ..."

2. International Law and the World War by James Wilford Garner (1920)
"The question as to the status of defensively armed merchantmen of belligerent nationality was raised under two forms: (1) Whether they were entitled to the ..."

3. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence: As Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy (1882)
"... a court of equity may always exercise its jurisdiction defensively by defeating a suit brought for the enforcement of the contract; or affirmatively by ..."

4. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"... they will act defensively on the Rhine. From Paris, that the elector of Bavaria and ... defensively ..."

5. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1895)
"... appeal or writ of error.1 He must apply for relief either by motion or by bill in equity ; he cannot attack the judgment collaterally and defensively. ..."

6. The Critical Review of Theological & Philosophical Literature by Stewart Dingwall Fordyce Salmond (1893)
"Apologetics; or, Christianity defensively Stated. By Alexander Balmain Bruce, DD (being the third volume of the " International Theological Library" edited ..."

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