fend for

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fend for argue or speak in defense of "She supported the motion to strike"
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Usage

In literature:

Fend for yourself, hang you!
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
He being gone, we must fend for ourselves as best we may.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
Teddy's duties would for the most part be to fend off from threatening rocks.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
They can fend for themselves.
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
Let him fend for himself.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
Tony had to fend for hisself if he wanted his supper early.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
I ha' heered her manderin' on, 'let things be comf'table for Depper,' and let her fend for herself.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
And well ye know no man could so well fend for ye or jump nimbly to thy thoughts.
"Privy Seal" by Ford Madox Ford
I'm a Stewart, ye see, and must fend for my clan and family.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
For his dead mother's sake I could not let harm come to him as long as it was in my power to fend it off.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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In poetry:

Gooid day,--for cake awst ha to fend,
Them childer's maaths to fill;
Th' committee say th' strike sooin will end;
Aw hooap to God it will."
"On Strike" by John Hartley

In news:

No 19 Michigan State fends off feisty Loyola for win.
Bucs fend off Holland Christian in overtime for season-opening win.
Students with autism fend for themselves.
As Maine shelves climate-change planning, towns left to fend for themselves.
The economic downturn is forcing America's households to learn a tough lesson: how to fend for themselves.
Navy Wants High-Powered Laser for Fending Off Small Boats.
AP Photo The US Postal Service is increasing the pressure for dropping Saturday home delivery as it seeks to fend off massive financial losses.
Battery-powered flashlights, are the cornerstones of a good storm kit because most severe storms knock out power supplies, leaving you in the dark to fend for yourself.
) to fend for yourselves as the armies of darkness descend upon the Earth in advance of the Tribulation.
Carrie Underwood 's latest single, "Blown Away," tells a dark story of a girl leaving her abusive father to fend for himself in the middle of a tornado.
Frontrunner Rick Perry, the most popular target for attack aside from President Obama, probably woke up with some bruises Friday morning after fending off pointed jabs from his Republican presidential primary competitors the night before.
Last year, Spirit, a Great Dane mix, was left on the side of the road in Marietta, Georgia to fend for herself.
Tino Sunseri has fended off all challengers for the No.
Gray wolves soon to fend for themselves .
Singer successfully fends off Altamont ruling — for now.
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In science:

For fend slightly larger than εe/h the density measurements should give identical results.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
But for fend < εe/h the condensate is depleted, and the measured density decreases. A measurement of a to the 10% level seems feasible.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
To measure εe we vary fend and look for changes in the maximum frequency shift, as described above.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
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