Apologetics (from the Greek apologia: a defense) is that branch of Christian theology which seeks to provide a rational justification for the truth claims of the Christian faith.
Barrow's dismissal of Blake is, presumably, a defense of dubstep -- the gesture suggests a purist, an elitist, or both.
Hyperactivity is often a defense against boredom, and the fear of slowing down is really a fear of confronting yourself.
Other body liquids also provide a defense against disease. Tears, also contain substances that fight bacteria. acid in the stomach kills many germs before they can reach other parts of the' body.
(AFP report from Washington D.C.) US Congressmen are planning to call up sci-tech experts to join in a defense group like the national militias to safeguard the country's communication systems from terrorist attacks.
(law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question.
At the same time the German Air Force began to use its might upon a defenseless country.
To them I answered that it is not the custom with Romans to hand over any man before he who is accused meets the accusers face to face and has an opportunity for a defense concerning the charge.
Any restriction the sole proprietor on the authority of the agent or employee shall not constitutes a defense against a third person in good faith.
People used to build strong walls round their towns as a defense against enemies.