defeated


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A definite determination had come into the mind of the defeated wife of the Winesburg hotel keeper.
At that moment Godfrey felt all the bitterness of an error that was not simply futile, but had defeated its own end.
The impi had been defeated by the banks of the Income; thousands had perished at the laager, mowed down by the guns of the Boers, thousands more had been drowned in the Income, till the waters were red and the bodies of the slain pushed each other under, and those who still lived walked upon them.
if on they rusht, repulse Repeated, and indecent overthrow Doubl'd, would render them yet more despis'd, And to thir foes a laughter; for in view Stood rankt of Seraphim another row In posture to displode thir second tire Of Thunder: back defeated to return They worse abhorr'd.
John's curiosity was excited by the mystery observed by the stranger; and, being already displeased with the issue of the tournament, in which the challengers whom he favoured had been successively defeated by one knight, he answered haughtily to the marshals, ``By the light of Our Lady's brow, this same knight hath been disinherited as well of his courtesy as of his lands, since he desires to appear before us without uncovering his face.
By the time he had done this the young ladies were out of sight, and his intention of enjoying their society during the return to the college was defeated.
One was the great fire on shore, by which the defeated pirates lay carousing in the swamp.
For he argued thus: "that the use of speech was to make us understand one another, and to receive information of facts; now, if any one said the thing which was not, these ends were defeated, because I cannot properly be said to understand him; and I am so far from receiving information, that he leaves me worse than in ignorance; for I am led to believe a thing black, when it is white, and short, when it is long.
The bushrangers were to attack them three times, and be defeated with immense slaughter.
This omen of good fortune gave the soldiers great encouragement; the action grew hot, and they came at length to a general battle; but the Moors, dismayed by the advantages our men had obtained at first, were half defeated before the fight.
The difficulties and dangers, which so often had defeated attempts of similar establishments, were unable to subdue souls tempered like yours.
Here was his master defeated, and bound not to take up arms for a year.