- he charged that the members were presented with a fait accompli instead of being called to a meeting to discuss the policy change
- —Daniel Thomases
Examples of fait accompli in a Sentence
By the time we learned about the decision, it was already a fait accompli.
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Harvey’s Mets obit, courtesy of The Ringer, included this: His performance in recent years — a terrible 2016, an abysmal 2017, and a desultory 2018 — has seemed a fait accompli.
But failure was a fait accompli against Mexican foes.
Kim Jung-un concluded that the eight years of the Obama administration provided a rare golden moment to vastly expand its nuclear and missile capability — and then announce it as an irrevocable fait accompli after Obama left office.
With only the Cardinals and Brewers to worry about in the NL Central, a fourth straight postseason appearance, something that’s never happened to the franchise since the first World Series was played 115 years ago, seems like a fait accompli.
But such a case needs to be actively made, rather than offered up as a no-brainer; there’s little a populist demagogue can weaponize more easily than a policy, however sensible, presented by knowing elites as a high-minded fait accompli.
The theft and publication of Democratic emails was already a fait accompli, but a far more dire scenario concerned the administration.
That’s not a criticism that this was some sort of fait accompli.
This now-common fait accompli, where judges demand access to internal deliberative documents, and when rebuffed rule against the president anyway, evinces the feeling of a show trial.
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FAIT ACCOMPLI Defined for English Language Learners
: something that has been done and cannot be changed
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