Example sentences for: defeat

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

  • Wesley Clark's statement earlier in the week that the only way the war would end would be "victory for NATO, defeat for Milosevic, and the reversal of ethnic cleansing."

  • Mainichi Shimbun, pointing out that Hashimoto's Liberal Democratic Party failed to win a single seat in metropolitan Tokyo and Osaka, blamed the election defeat on "rising unemployment and bankruptcies."

  • While membership brought much-needed funds into the country, troubles like inflation, unemployment, crime, and pollution led to the Conservative Party’s defeat of the Socialist Party in the 1996 elections, after 13 years of dominance.

  • The WP sees this turn of events as a "major defeat" for President Clinton and public health advocates, and a victory for the cigarette companies, bringing to an end "an unprecedented year-long effort to reduce smoking by young people and strictly regulate the tobacco industry."

  • Strictly as an amateur, the editor has tried them all and admits defeat.

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