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Two of his friends came to his defense.
Huge amounts of government money are spent on defense.
an attempt to reduce the defense budget
The president has promised to increase defense spending.
The city walls were built as a defense against invaders.
He stressed the need to strengthen the nation's defenses.
The President responded with a strong defense of his foreign policy.
Monroe has been fierce in defense of the present system.
Several people spoke in my defense.
Martin immediately sprang to her defense, saying she was innocent.
I think we have quite a strong defense.
He mounted a surprisingly effective defense.
The defense will begin giving evidence tomorrow.
new drugs that work by strengthening the body's own defenses
Simpson is in New York this week for the defense of his title.
He got me to sign the contract when my defenses were down.
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