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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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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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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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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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Adoption of a plan, cause, or idea
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The state of being insulated
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Positive recommendation
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Building up
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The plans and methods used to achieve a particular short-term aim
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The protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization
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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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The separation, alignment or orientation of something into two opposed poles
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Protective activity
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A person, vehicle, or group accompanying another for protection or as a mark of rank
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An attack made in relation or response to an attack by one's opponents
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A deep, wide defensive ditch, normally filled with water, surrounding a fortified habitation
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A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something
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A person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
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The outer case of a nut kernel or seed
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A person or thing that contrasts with and so emphasizes and enhances the qualities of another
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The practice of engaging in controversial debate or dispute
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Relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces
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