defiance of tyranny


Senior Member
Hi all,

I think he alludes to 'defiance against tranny'. The original version seems to me 'in support of tyranny'. Am I right?

I am William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men... and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?

In Company Upper Intermediate Book

Thanks in advance
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    Are you think of 'defence'? 'Defence of tyranny' means support for it; but 'defiance of' means 'defiance against'.
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