Example sentences for: defeats

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

  • And hence if Congress defeats the Clinton administration's proposal to pony up $18 billion for the IMF, the Asian economic players will be at least confused and possibly hostile.

  • Did these defeats irreparably harm our credibility and propel would-be aggressors to believe that the United States would never fight?

  • There is no irony of statement intended here, yet the sentence neatly defeats its purpose.

  • The fact that this "radicalization" is seen to have taken place at many different points of his career--after the suicide of Raubal, after the allegedly "spontaneous" violence of Kristallnacht , after the almost supernatural ease of the first victories on the Western front, after the first defeats in the Soviet invasion--is testimony to its weakness.

  • •264–241Rome defeats Carthage (now Tunisia) in First Punic War

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