Example sentences for: defeating

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

  • If Jarrah did know that the passengers were making calls, it might not have occurred to him that they were certain to learn what had happened in New York, thereby defeating his attempts at deception.

  • He crippled Gore's chances of defeating Bush--who as a Republican is destined to lead America into its next recession or depression, as the GOP always does--and he squandered two years of economic expansion during which really great programs might have been enacted while we had the cash lying around.

  • Take the now-retired Paul Simon of Illinois, who took a courageous position in support of the balanced-budget amendment and held to it consistently--even in 1995, when the Democrats were one vote short, and wouldn't have succeeded in defeating the amendment without the help of Republican Mark Hatfield.

  • Henríques consolidated his position by defeating the Moors at the Battle of Ourique in 1139, and celebrated by naming himself the first king of Portugal.

  • In between defeating the Aus­trians in Italy and a less successful campaign against the Brit­ish in Egypt, in 1795 Bona­parte re­turned to Paris to crush the royalists, and four years later he staged a coup against the Direc­toire.


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