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
Maintain 100 feet of defensible space around your home.
For some reason, surely an irrational one, a lingering affection for a nerdy boy superhero from Queens — one who can almost fully control his web-slinging capabilities — seems perfectly defensible.
So at that point at least, tossing the chips at Homer seemed defensible.
A cottage industry has sprouted up in Washington around the business of explaining why foolish things the president does are either secretly genius or perfectly defensible on the grounds of being better or only as bad as things Barack Obama did.
Vought has advanced a defensible and widespread Christian view that poses no threat to the rights of anyone who disagrees with it.
The history of the NBA draft is littered with decisions that looked good at the time, and were utterly defensible, but which eventually became disappointments because entrance into the NBA is such an unpredictable leap for any player.
These kinds of efforts to preempt or defeat an employee’s later challenge to the termination actually strengthen the employee’s challenge by undermining the credibility of otherwise defensible reasons for the decision.
Residents are asked to maintain a minimum of 100 feet of defensible space around every home and building on their property.
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First Known Use 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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