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defence

(US), defense
1. Law a defendant's denial of the truth of the allegations or charge against him
2. Law the defendant and his legal advisers collectively
3. American football
a. the team that does not have possession of the ball
b. the members of a team that play in such circumstances
4. Psychoanal See defence mechanism
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We cannot just stand and watch defenceless refugees being repeatedly targeted in this way and nobody is held responsible," he continued.
I think, however, it would be really refreshing to hear one of these "extremely brave" animal killers say:" I love killing defenceless animals because I have a blood lust which can only be sated by firing a high powered weapon at a defenceless creature.
That when you cowardly mug an old dear, The trauma, the damage you cause them, combined with the terror, and fear, Those frail defenceless old people, May have fought in the Second World War, To give you the freedom you flout, With no respect for any British law.
If people can act in such a brutal and barbaric way on a gentle, defenceless animal then violence against people could follow.
Ex-soldier Gavin Harris, 39, and Raymond Ball, 33, knifed him repeatedly as he lay defenceless on his sofa.
UN SecretaryGeneral Ban Kimoon Tuesday condemned a deadly Taliban attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar as "an act of horror and rank cowardice to attack defenceless children while they learn.
We took action in response to the to the rocketing number of horrifying attacks on horrifying attacks on defenceless children.
A HORRIFIC fire attack on a defenceless pet dog was "evil and vile", a judge said yesterday.
These so-called trained people who do these barbaric acts to defenceless old people should be tried and found guilty and sent down for their crime.
Iran called the deadly air strikes on Gaza "war crimes" against "the defenceless Palestinian people," calling for an international outcry against the attacks.
Martin Hewlett, 45, knocked his estranged wife Anne, 36, off her bicycle as she rode home in Worthing, West Sussex on February 29, 2008, then drove back over her defenceless body "effectively leaving her for dead", a jury was told.
IT is difficult to imagine how anyone could abandon a defenceless puppy on a cold winter night.