But in the face of defeat, all that black looked rather depressing on stage.
The one big winner from a Romney defeat would be Newt Gingrich.
He rebuffed calls to institute the death penalty, and his last term as governor ended in his defeat.
But there is still no plan to defeat the group, which gets more powerful by the day.
That would have been a highly precipitous withdrawal and would have looked suspiciously like defeat.
To outwit them was his first thought, but he must defeat their ends if it cost him his life.
There's no such thing as defeat for him who refuses to acknowledge it.
I cant see anything but defeat and a second place on the ticket.
"defeat does not down him" the Handbook had said; and he was not downed.
They wished to win, they but could see no difference between democracy and defeat.
late 14c., from Anglo-French defeter, from Old French desfait, past participle of desfaire "to undo," from Vulgar Latin *diffacere "undo, destroy," from Latin dis- "un-, not" (see dis-) + facere "to do, perform" (see factitious). Original sense was of "bring ruination, cause destruction." Military sense of "conquer" is c.1600. Related: Defeated; defeating.
1590s, from defeat (v.).