Example sentences for: defeat

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

  • Reasons for the defeat: 1) Voters were sick of the country's lousy economy; 2) they were sick of the ruling party's tradition of rigging elections; and 3) this time, the ruling party neglected to rig the election.

  • When asked whether he had lobbied his colleagues to defeat the resolution authorizing the air war, as had been reported, DeLay conceded that he had "talked to a couple of members during the vote" but claimed not to have swayed anyone since it was "a vote of conscience."

  • We learned that the institutions charged with protecting our borders, civil aviation, and national security did not understand how grave this threat could be, and did not adjust their policies, plans, and practices to deter or defeat it.

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

  • After the French defeat in 1652, the Catalan territories north of the Pyrenees were delivered to France, fixing the border where it is today.


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