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High walls used for defense
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Immunity or protection
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A long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road
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Strategy to avoid unpleasant realities
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Plural for physical fortifications or barriers against attack
“The northern wall was a shield wall to enhance the castle's defense from arrows in the event an army approached from the upper mountain overlooking the castle.”
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Plural for a means or method of defending (against attack)
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“The best defense against libel, however, is good reporting.”
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Plural for military measures or resources for protecting a country
“Arms procurement was motivated primarily by the government's constitutional obligation to maintain the integrity of the country's defense force.”
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Plural for a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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“So what's your defense for this collective act of taxpayer waste and stupidity?”
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Plural for adoption of a plan, cause, or idea
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Plural for the state of being insulated
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Plural for positive recommendation
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Plural for the plans and methods used to achieve a particular short-term aim
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Plural for an artificial barrier across a river or estuary to prevent flooding, aid irrigation or navigation, or to generate electricity by tidal power
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Plural for protective activity
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Plural for a person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection
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Plural for an attack made in relation or response to an attack by one's opponents
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Plural for a deep, wide defensive ditch, normally filled with water, surrounding a fortified habitation
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Plural for resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument
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Plural for a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something
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Plural for a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
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Plural for the outer case of a nut kernel or seed
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Plural for a person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
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