Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The Romans told stories of their defeats as well as of their victories.

Thus may a wise general convert his defeats into the means of victory.

A man of defeats and of incapacity to be thus worshipped as a hero!

De Villiers, defeats Washington, 74;destroys Redstone fort, 77.

Possibly this had much to do with the Austrian (p. 299) defeats.

Were defeats in money matters as hard to bear, then, as defeats in art?

Only fancy the Greek vaunting his triumphs or bewailing his defeats in Turkish!'

None were above telling of their own defeats and discomfitures.

They are the product of malignity so evident that it defeats itself.

He who pursues pleasure only defeats the object of his creation.