Example sentences for: defeat

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

  • President Ernesto Zedillo executed one of history's most impressive post-election spin jobs, portraying his party's defeat as proof of the climate of freedom and democracy he has fostered.

  • A "clear sign," according to the Guardian , "that despite his defeat, President Slobodan Milosevic is still trying to ethnically engineer the future of the devastated province."

  • The aircraft had witnessed the hijackers' efforts to defeat the passengers' counterattack.

  • The new Jewish state of Israel founded on land so recently Islamic Palestine sent shock waves through the Arab world and Egypt found itself at the center of a bloody defeat in 1948 when it stood up against its new neighbor.

  • 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.

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