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After being married and widowed at 13, Koly courageously defies India's rigid gender roles.
For a Catholic bishop to be similarly taken in, however, almost defies belief.
Hence, my company is an awesome example of a black-owned firm that unequivocally defies the proverbial myth.
Students will be broadly exposed to a field that defies, and should continue to defy, canonical definition and the imposition of restricted boundaries.
George Cook has lived within view of the Canal for over 30 years, and speaks with an apparent peace of mind that defies the desolation just outside his door.