Example sentences for: defeat

How can you use “defeat” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Commenting on this weekend's general election defeat in New Zealand of National Party Prime Minister Jenny Shipley by Labor Party leader Helen Clark, the Sydney Morning Herald of Australia noted Monday that "the first country to give women the vote, in 1893, has ended the century with an election involving two women leading the major parties and with its first elected female prime minister."

  • They were ferocious Cold Warriors, but they favored military action only to defeat the communist menace, not for any greater moral purpose.

  • Of course, she never quite conceded defeat: hope springs eternal in the human breast.

  • The WP calls the appeals court pass a "resounding defeat" for the Clinton administration.

  • "This terrible defeat, more so for all of us than for the image of America, was exactly what was feared might happen in those days of 1998 when Clinton was forced to admit in public to his own pathetic errors as a man and to his own unforgivable lies as a president, and therefore had to undergo the indignity of a public trial over the Monica affair.

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