Example sentences for: defeating

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

  • The pre-9/11 draft presidential directive on al Qaeda evolved into a new directive, National Security Presidential Directive 9, now titled "Defeating the Terrorist Threat to the United States."

  • Other states have blocked gambling--as Alabama did by defeating a lottery referendum this week--but this marks the first time in 50 years that a state has outlawed gambling and uprooted a living industry.

  • A newly unified Christian Spain under the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, completed the Reconquest, defeating the only Moorish enclave left on the Iberian peninsula, Granada, in 1492.

  • 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.

  • "At a time when Americans are growing increasingly cynical about public service and increasingly disillusioned about their political leaders," McCain charged Saturday, "I was disappointed to see my fellow Republicans' reaction to recent comments and writings by Pat Buchanan concerning our nation's role in defeating Nazi Germany.


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