Example sentences for: defeated

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

  • The surprise here was that Mr. Truman defeated Dewey.

  • Carey's difficulties began last fall, when he narrowly defeated James Hoffa (son of the Late Unlamented) in the Teamsters presidential election.

  • Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.

  • A tougher measure resembling last month's Senate legislation was defeated, despite ardent lobbying by President Clinton and Janet Reno . Everyone agrees it's a coup for the National Rifle Association, which had been taken for dead after Littleton.

  • As a result, Gandhi and his party were defeated in the elections of November 1989 by the National Front, composed of five parties including the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


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