Examples of defensible in a Sentence
Both candidates hold defensible positions on the issue.
Under those circumstances, her actions were completely defensible.
Slavery is not morally defensible.
The city has a defensible location.
Recent Examples of defensible from the Web
That was a defensible position in the wake of the 2006 Tour, when Floyd Landis rode an incredible 80-mile solo breakaway to win back the yellow jersey—only, of course, to be busted for doping a few days later.
The Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment Act of 2017 (or HONEST) Act is billed by supporters as a good-government effort to make the research behind federal environmental regulations transparent and defensible.
Less defensible reasons are mere inertia or, even worse, the belief on the part of a few judges that cumbersome formal language is needed to give jurors a sense of the majesty of the law.
There are still defensible reasons for why the Pistons parted with so much to bring Blake to Detroit.
But there are plenty of defensible reasons to stay the course, too.
But the Helms hadn't set out to create defensible space.
So yes: At this point, exhaustion would probably be defensible.
Cal Fire asks residents to ensure that they are prepared for wildfires by maintaining a minimum of 100 feet of defensible space around every home and building on their property.
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Origin and Etymology of defensible
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Definition of defensible for English Language Learners
: able to be thought of as good or acceptable
: able to be defended or protected : able to be kept safe from damage or harm
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