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Could the one who defied the rebel please stay on till Parliament goes into recess?
Taking on challenge after challenge, even after retiring from charity work, the mother of three found strength in running and cycling as she defied doctors' beliefs that she had just six months to live in the summer of 2000.
But he was upstaged by Tredwell (116no), whose maiden century defied the visitors all the way to an agreed 5pm declaration on 383-6.
At least 13 American Catholic colleges and universities (out of some 240) have defied the US bishops by inviting commencement speakers who defy Church teachings on key moral issues, the Cardinal Newman Society reports (CWNews.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (above) defied a EU travel ban and arrived in Rome yesterday to join world leaders.
Moore lost in federal court but defied a court order to remove the two-and-half-ton sculpture.
Carss' wonder-strike came just as a goalless draw seemed inevitable after former Huddersfield keeper Kevin Dearden had defied Town's strikers with a brilliant display.
Earlier Thursday, police authorities arrested more than 100 students in local college campuses who defied the government ban on antimonarchy protests.
Others have defied church rules prohibiting ceremonies for blessing same-sex unions.
Phil was a priest who defied his church by marrying his sweetheart, a former nun.
defied his executive board's decision to put him on administrative leave, vowing to return to work.