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Definition 1: in a defensive manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where defensively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the general conviction that our side is in the right and acting defensively over what Russians call the German question and Americans the Berlin crisis

Definition 2: in an apologetic and defensive manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where defensively or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `I felt it better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively

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