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adjective as in defeated

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adjective as in unsuccessful

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I’m thinking this moment might be ideal to dig deep, to discover a new way to understand and be with isolation, disappointment, foiled plans, and aspirations—and, yes, chronic uncertainty.

At least two of these militia members were later arrested for the foiled plot to kidnap Whitmer.

They were called La Red Avispa (The Wasp Network) and claim to have successfully foiled a number of threats against the island.

And it claimed responsibility for a 2010 cargo plane bomb plot foiled by British intelligence.

A few days later, an Associated Press story reported that Western intelligence agencies had foiled an AQAP plot.

In 2002, an Islamist plot to poison the London underground with ricin was foiled as well.

But then the Bangladeshi whose bomb plot was foiled yesterday turned his aim to the New York Fed.

Now, jealousy and perception awoke together—at one sweeping glance backward, she saw herself slighted—foiled—duped!

He is a dangerous man, and will be more dangerous after being again foiled by me as he has been to-day.

They were foiled by the valour of the British seamen who, under a heavy fire, grappled the blazing ships and towed them ashore.

Feinting with his left, the Mauler clinched heavily with his right, but Ralph foiled the attack with a clever half-nelson.

The attempt was foiled, but night had fallen before Gary found where the liquor was hidden.


On this page you'll find 184 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to foiled, such as: conquered, crushed, and overcome.

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