Example sentences for: defeated

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

  • Pessimists say this means the country's democracy movement is defeated.

  • The Senate defeated a plan to restrict U.S. steel imports.

  • The Taira, controlling the region along the Inland Sea, defeated the Minamoto armies based in the Kanto province east of the capital.

  • The sentence Napoleon badly/ignominiously defeated the Austrians and Russians is called wrong on the grounds that badly and ignominiously (like heavily, thoroughly, utterly) can be used only with a passive verb; but we can say Napoleon defeated the Austrians and Russians badly or ignominiously at Austerlitz without violating natural English idiom.

  • Schröder has presided over a thoroughly muddled and quarrelsome coalition since he defeated Helmut Kohl in last year's general election," it said in an editorial.


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