Example sentences for: defeats

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

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

  • He asks whether the resisters were driven by genuine dislike of Hitler and his ideas, or whether they decided that Hitler was superfluous only after his string of victories turned into a string of defeats.

  • The headline, "GOP Leadership Defeats Campaign Reform Bill," is getting to be right up there with "Extremist Group Claims Credit for Bombing" and "Union Officials Indicted in New Jersey."

  • Just as index-fund investing defeats this purpose, so too does trading based on anything other than an evaluation of a company's underlying prospects for the future.

  • The common missile warning system detects missiles in flight, and the advanced threat infrared countermeasure defeats the missile


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