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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
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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
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Example Sentence: (93 in 7 pages)
1  Initially the government was unwilling to accept the defeat.
2  I can accept defeat but could not accept to give up.
3  The possibility of defeat finally galvanized us into action.
4  Strong woman is will cry,but never admit defeat.
5  She was a woman who hated to admit defeat.
6  A strong woman will cry, but will not admit defeat.
7  I was floored by his argument and had to admit defeat.
8  They finally had to admit defeat.
9  The most important thing is not to admit defeat until you really have to.
10  After a year without defeat, the team now reigns supreme as the finest in the country.
11  After several attempts to untie the knot, I admitted defeat and cut through it with a knife.
12  It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
13  Turning away under a strong attack is a sure recipe for defeat.
14  We just need to avoid defeat in our last two matches.
15  The battle ended in a humiliating defeat.