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 Meanings and Examples of DEFEAT
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defeat
 v.  disfigure; destroy; frustrate; overcome or vanquish; resist with
Classic Sentence: (113 in 8 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  Stonewall Jackson's triumphs in the Valley and the defeat of the Yankees in the Seven Days' Battle around Richmond showed that clearly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  But you have asked me what was in my heart, and the fear of defeat is there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  Besides, the tone of the letter vaguely depressed her with its foolish talk of defeat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  Their capture would paralyze the North and more than cancel off the defeat on the Mississippi.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  She raised frightened eyes to his, but her fear did not spring from Lee's defeat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  The army, driven back into Virginia, went into winter quarters on the Rapidan--a tired, depleted army since the defeat at Gettysburg-- and as the Christmas season approached, Ashley came home on furlough.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  They just didn't have enough men to hold their entrenchments and defeat Sherman's flanking movements, too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  In victory or defeat, they were their boys.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  She sat down and tried to talk of inconsequential things, but the thoughts of Tara and a possible defeat by the Yankees prodded cruelly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  She saw in them defeat of her wild dream, her mad desires.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  But, for four years, he had seen others who had refused to recognize defeat, men who rode gaily into sure disaster because they were gallant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Her mind was leaden with defeat and all she wanted was to lie back in this warm blanket and say to herself: "I won't think of Tara now."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  They were a soft-spoken, fierce, tired people who were defeated and would not know defeat, broken yet standing determinedly erect.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  She had gone back to Tara once in fear and defeat and she had emerged from its sheltering walls strong and armed for victory.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
Example Sentence: (93 in 7 pages)
16  Tomorrow we shall battle with our old enemies and defeat them.
17  They ran riot through the town after the defeat of their team.
18  The spectacle of Xerxes's defeat tremendously reinforced the traditional conviction that pride goes before a fall.
19  No one can degrade us except ourselves; that if we are worthy, no influence can defeat us.
20  Their defeat redounds to the glory of those whom they attacked.
21  He has not yet learned how to be gracious in defeat.
22  The coach analyzed the cause of our defeat.
23  A person's character isn't determined by how he or she enjoys victory, but rather how he or she endures defeat.
24  The coach tried to analyse the cause of our defeat.
25  Strength alone knows conflict, weakness is below even defeat, and is born vanquished.
26  I never consider the possibility of defeat.
27  Unable to defeat him by logical discussion, she fell back on her old habit of criticizing his speech.
28  He survived as party leader until his second election defeat.
29  The party are dreading a repeat performance of their defeat in the last election.
30  Their party suffered a heavy defeat in the election.