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defeat (noun)

defeat, collapse, downfall, beating, failure.

Examples of usage:

There was, moreover, no prospect of success for an effort to overthrow the power of Britain. - "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.

From the swoon into which the Fine Arts were cast by the overthrow of the Roman Empire, they were long in waking: all that was learned or lofty was extinguished: of Painting, there remained but the memory, and of Sculpture, some broken stones, yet smothered in the ruins of temples and cities the rules which gave art its science were lost; the knowledge of colors was passed away, and that high spirit which filled Italy and Greece with shapes and sentiments allied to heaven, had expired. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)", Shearjashub Spooner.

Give a Paris woman at bay four- and- twenty hours, and she will overthrow a ministry. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.

Similar words:

overthrown, Overthrust Fault, overcrop, overflow, overdraw, overtire, overcharge, overblown, overwhelm.

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