line of defense

noun phrase

: a way of defending oneself
the body's first line of defense against illness

Examples of line of defense in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the first line of defense against disinformation must be scientific journals themselves. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2024 Iraq will only become more important as a first line of defense against Iranian missile attacks, which could encourage the United States to retain and even expand its military footprint in the country. Vali Nasr, Foreign Affairs, 14 May 2024 Fabrics are the first line of defense against UVA and UVB rays, which can quickly lead to sunburn. Casey Clark, Parents, 23 May 2024 That means Brown, at 5-foot-11, 202 pounds, will assume Gipson’s role as a last line of defense. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 23 May 2024 General practitioners can serve as a first line of defense, but they are not necessarily equipped to address the ongoing life crises that can lead to excessive drug and alcohol use, Gone says. Tyrone Beason, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 Turbulence can be tricky to predict, but experts stress that the first line of defense in the air is keeping the seat belt fastened, whenever possible. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 2024 During the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccines were the main line of defense. Annalisa Merelli, STAT, 22 May 2024 The potential line of defense was filed secretly earlier this year, before the judge ruled in April that Menendez and his wife would be tried separately. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 13 May 2024

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“Line of defense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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