Definition of Defensive attitude
1. Noun. An attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase 'on the defensive').
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Literary usage of Defensive attitude
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1. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"... force advancing on Taku—A council of Admirals convened on board the Rossia—Mines and torpedoes laid at the mouth of the Pei-ho—A defensive attitude to ..."
2. The Memoirs of Count Lavallette by Antoine-Marie Chamans La Valette (1832)
"At the same instant we saw General Kleber, quitting his defensive attitude, advancing upon the village of Fouli, of which he made himself master, ..."
3. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1916)
"the tactical offensive, instead of sooner supporting their strategical offensive by a tactically defensive attitude. Due to the development of defensive ..."