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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFEATING

You have an unfortunate way, Eileen, of defeating your own ends.

There is no elation in defeating a driver who lies out on the course.

It was Manuel who saved our lives, defeating his own aim to the bitter end.

To do more is to drag and fail, so defeating the end of your efforts.

They may be defeating the very ends they were meant to serve.

She is alive; she loves me, and, God forgive me, I hate her for defeating my just vengeance.

I returned to Brisbane with the intention of defeating his designs.

At Saratoga I was without a command, yet I succeeded in defeating an army.

I always said he was the only man capable of defeating Napoleon.

Let us hasten on, lest in defeating your own purpose, you defeat mine.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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