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synonyms for Pyrrhic victory

  • Cadmean victory
  • narrow victory
  • no-win situation
  • offset victory
  • victory at great cost
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How to use Pyrrhic victory in a sentence

He signalized himself by a great victory which he obtained on the banks of the Neva, over the northern powers.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He has been ashore at Kum Kale and reports violent fighting and, for the time being, victory.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But, instead of following up their victory, the half-resolute rioters camped near Guadalupe for the night.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
The trophies of the victory were six men of war and all of their East India ships, and between four and five thousand prisoners.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
He marched to meet it with the throbbing pulses of a soldier rushing to victory or a saint to martyrdom.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Whoever succeeded in getting the ring on his stick won the game, and carried the prize home as a sign of victory.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
And the idea once fixed in his mind, he was not likely to rest contented with half the glory of his victory.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The battle ended in a victory for both sides, chapel and theatre alike being crammed.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Six weeks after the victory of Zurich came the 18th Brumaire, and Napoleon's accession to the consulate.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
On the other side the ammonia brought out a picture of the Victory, with the head of a roaring lion below it.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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