Sentence in Classic:
We have not yet met our Waterloo, Watson, but this is our Marengo, for it begins in defeat and ends in victory.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They had all the more reason for doing so because the news of their defeat had spread across the countryside and made the animals on the neighbouring farms more restive than ever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
We have fully concentrated forces of nearly seventy thousand men with which to attack and defeat the enemy should he cross the Lech.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At that time, the Russians were so used to victories that on receiving news of the defeat some would simply not believe it, while others sought some extraordinary explanation of so strange an event.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
An army has suffered defeat, and at once a people loses its rights in proportion to the severity of the reverse, and if its army suffers a complete defeat the nation is quite subjugated.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Being, by that time, rather tired of this kind of life, and having received new provocation from the butcher, I throw the flower away, go out with the butcher, and gloriously defeat him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
For after the defeat of the Romans by Hannibal at Cannæ, many citizens meeting together, resolved, in their terror and dismay, to abandon Italy and seek refuge in Sicily.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Their threats were, however, mingled with some sort of indirect apology for the defeat of the two of them by a feeble madman.
She had, to a shade, the exact manner between victory and defeat: every insinuation was shed without an effort by the bright indifference of her manner.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Why, that requires not this preparation; ye need not have come thus far and dragged your captain to the shame of a defeat merely to prove yourselves cowards.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
That he would propose some day she had never doubted, for she was too young and too spoiled ever to have known defeat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context