Analysts differed over whether rank-and-file soldiers would heed their commanders' defiant words.
Despite the defiant words, Keiko's face suddenly went pale and she clamped her hand over her mouth.
Too late to regret the defiant words; they were already spoken.
Despite her defiant words, though, she had the feeling that she had made a bad mistake during these last few minutes.
At these defiant words the chief shouted back, 'Welcome, man!
- defiant last words that have become legend in the folklore of Wild West outlaws.
Mr. Bush spoke confident, even defiant words, but he looked defensive.
But despite his defiant words, Worf felt himself weak- en, perhaps he was wrong after all.
But instead, she offered no protest, no sarcastic or defiant word.
The defiant words hung in the air.