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Thus the rapacity of Capital defeats itself, and actually impoverishes its owners when it deprives Labor of a fair reward.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The French army, so long accustomed to success, was absolutely demoralised by repeated disappointments and defeats.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Successive defeats, and the formidable front of the enemy, make it the more stimulating.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
A short triumph will be followed by a deep mortification, and the selfishness of their aims defeats itself.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
In Spain, this year two attempts at insurrection were made; but they were followed by defeats, arrests, and executions.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
So, before he slept that night he had written a letter to Darrell, telling of his struggles and his defeats.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Harrison at once led his cheering soldiers against the enemy, and gave them one of the worst defeats of the war.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
The obstinacy of this prince defeats, in ten successive trials, the divine omnipotence, of which Moses is the depositary.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
But there is an electric sympathy in the air which defeats precautions.
A HOUSEFUL OF GIRLSSARAH TYTLER
Maximin defeats the Germans and drives them across the Rhine.
THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOLUME 03VARIOUS

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