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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DE-FEAT

The fight which he took part in as aide-de-camp, and which had so sad an end, goes by the name of Brad-dock's de-feat.

WORD ORIGIN

1701, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of defeat (v.).