Example sentences for: defeat

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

  • (For more on the treaty defeat, see "The Week/The Spin" and "International Papers."

  • Rome followed up defeat of the Carthaginians with large-scale massacres and enslavement of their Italian supporters.

  • The New York Times , Washington Post and Los Angeles Times lead with the continuing political and economic turmoil in Russia, signaled by yesterday's second parliamentary defeat of Boris Yeltsin's candidate for prime minister, Viktor Chernomyrdin.

  • Another important defeat took place at Rocroi, in Flanders, in 1643, when Spanish troops, never to regain their former glory, were routed by the French.

  • Blame for the defeat is pinned on Albanian Muslims, who, like the Bosnian Muslims, are accused of having collaborated with the invaders.

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