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a statement that justifies or defends something, such as a past action or policy

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protection from harm

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(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring

the justification for some act or belief

the defendant and his legal advisors collectively

the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions

an organization of defenders that provides resistance against attack

a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him

the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury

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"Many defense contractors are dropping major lines, and they'll see less of an advantage in continuing to do business with blacks."
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WASHINGTON -- The Missile Defense Agency continues to move forward in its efforts to protect the nation against a ballistic missile attack.
The basic terminology and the names of the five pressing positions of all three zone press defenses, as well as the techniques, slides, and rotations are all very similar--enabling you to include all three zone presses into the same overall press-defense package.
Less than 24 hours after the World Trade Center and Pentagon were hit, the NATO Alliance, for the first time in history, invoked Article 5 - the collective defense provision of the 1949 NATO Treaty.
I wanted to coordinate a defense in a place where I could coach the defensive system I envisioned.
I see your collaborative effort as our Department of Defense small business incubator, although many of you are far beyond that and coming out of the incubator as if you are 10 feet tall.
This forces the defense to cover five receivers (H, X, Y, Z, F) and defend the QB.
Since the security strategy identifies proliferation of nuclear weapons as a major threat to national security, ballistic missile defenses provide a critical layer of defense for protecting the United States against weapons of mass destruction-armed missile attacks, he said.
The required techniques, slides, and rotations of the zone press defenders; including the names of all the pressing positions in the three-zone press defenses ("3 Press," "1 Press," and "2 Press") are all very comparable to the names in the other two zone presses.
The only problem is, President Bush and Secretary Powell have not yet worked through to the issue of defense trade policy, such that I can give you a first look at the second Bush Administration's handling of this important issue.
For those who insist on some kind of defense against enemy missiles, Establishment liberals have a pat concession: Limited ABM defenses are okay, as long as they don't pose a serious threat to a major nuclear-armed adversary like the Russians.
"To defeat your defenses we'll have to spend a lot of money, and we don't want to do this.
Because of the attention it received, the ruling will likely affect the use of "gay panic" defenses in upcoming trials.
Radish plants and water fleas that soup up their defenses pass the weaponry down to their offspring, even in experiments where the danger has been removed.