Example sentences for: defeat

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

  • Accordingly, the TSA must have multiple layers of security in place to defeat the more plausible and dangerous forms of attack against public transportation.

  • And the headline over the Washington Post lead credits the Democrats with scoring significant upsets-- the Post , like everybody else, stressing the defeat of GOP incumbent senators Alfonse D'Amato of New York and Lauch Faircloth of North Carolina.

  • The question now is whether Majority Leader Trent Lott, a vocal opponent of the pact, will be able to bring it to a vote early this week and embarrass Clinton with a defeat.

  • Following defeat at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 b.c., however, the Athenians accepted an alliance with other states and even sent Philip a gold crown as a token of submission.

  • To pass on a wise nugget from Prudie's favorite, Dorothy Parker: It's not the tragedies of life that defeat you, it's the messes.


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