in defeat

idiom

: having lost
Even in defeat, he was a hero to those who loved the sport.

Examples of in defeat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kugler struck out 12 and gave up two hits in defeat. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2024 Thus even in defeat, Ukraine can craft a positive message—something that Russia has largely failed to do. Peter Suciu, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2024 Scene 11: Strauss’ humiliation Hoping to be appointed Commerce secretary, Strauss goes down in defeat, his public humiliation quick and total. Tim Grierson, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2024 Ngannou was gracious in defeat when talking of the decisive blow and made comparisons to Fury post-fight. Thomas Schlachter, CNN, 9 Mar. 2024 Voting isn’t merely a zero-sum game that ends with the winners crowing over their victory and the losers slinking away in defeat. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2024 If Joshua prevails, as many will expect, does Ngannou look good enough in defeat again to sustain the momentum heading into his fight with Ferreira? Brian Mazique, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 And while that narrative probably won’t change in a lot of people’s eyes due to the loss, Purdy proved one major thing in defeat. Dj Siddiqi, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Starting again with the defense. – Which seemingly always is the case for Erik Spoelstra’s team in defeat. – But 2-3 hardly was a devastating outcome on this trip. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2024

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“In defeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20defeat. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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