defy convention


: to do unexpected or unusual things
a director who has always defied convention in his movies

Examples of defy convention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The key is to explore surprising color pairings that defy convention, adding visual intrigue and interest. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Aug. 2023 This fragrance will enable you to defy convention and stand tall in the crowds. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Nov. 2022 But this is a show that authentically seems to go out of its way to center as many guys who defy convention as possible. Tres Dean, Vulture, 6 Apr. 2022 Even series with the potential to skew traditional, such as the video game-office comedy Mythic Quest and the murder whodunit The Afterparty, take ambitious swings that defy convention. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2022 The shift is another example of how the auto market’s recovery from the early days of the pandemic continues to defy convention as the supply-demand imbalance becomes more lopsided the longer the car-shortage drags on. Nora Eckert, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 Based in Sonoma County, Stoumen is part of a wave of young winemakers producing natural wines that defy convention. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2021 Taken together, the actions underscore the president’s willingness, all the way through his four years in the White House, to flex his constitutional powers in ways that defy convention and explicitly aid his friends and supporters., 20 Jan. 2021 The two empower each other to defy convention and stop hiding themselves away from love and happiness. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 5 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Defy convention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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