Definition of losing
1 : resulting in or likely to result in defeat a losing battle a losing poker hand
2 : marked by many losses or more losses than wins a losing streak a losing record
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McCabe's wife, Jill McCabe, received nearly $500,000 in 2015 during a losing campaign for the Virginia state Senate from a political action committee affiliated with Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close friend of Hillary and Bill Clinton.
Noticeably absent from the dissent was Roberts, who was on the losing side in Obergefell.
In the losing effort, Toledo got contributions throughout its order, as five players recorded at least two hits.
No player from the losing team has won the MVP since 1970 (Carl Yastrzemski).
In a losing effort, LHP Dan Dallas (0-2, 15.00) allowed six runs in four innings.
The Trump administration's desire to cut costs by reducing US commitments to international organizations has sparked concerns that the US could risk losing influence on the world stage.
In the losing effort, the Spinners recorded a season-high 13 base hits.
Under US law, the losing side of a copyright suit can be ordered to pay the legal costs to the winners—no matter which side originally brought the case.
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