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.
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The Oakland Fire Department already requires homeowners to create defensible space to reduce the chances of a firestorm spreading house to house.
Of the two, Jones’s centrist tone is the more defensible.
Diligently doing so can help anyone to formulate a defensible position, to better understand those who disagree, and to emphasize common ground that too often goes unrecognized.
Any quantitative analysis rests on assumptions, and researchers within a particular field often disagree amongst themselves about what assumptions, methods and results are defensible.
But the conservative critique of hip-hop reduces a genre that contains multitudes to its least defensible instantiations.
Trump, meanwhile, was all too happy to agree that attacking members of one’s own party was defensible.
The question remains, however, whether sticking with the administration but offering public rebukes is the most effective—or even a defensible—approach.
Real-time decisions made under pressure need to be not only logical but logically defensible.
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