Two earlier Saudi kingdoms were defeated by the Ottoman Empire and eradicated.
Lawrence could never have defeated the Turks with his unruly band of Bedouin on camels.
In his post-presidency, Bush 41 formed an unlikely friendship with Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him for reelection in 1992.
James Warren is a visiting scholar at Brown and the author, most recently, of Giap: The General Who defeated America in Vietnam.
He could form a genuine post-presidential friendship with Bill Clinton, the man who had defeated him in 1992.
How they were always put off with promises, and defeated in dialectics and the game of wits.
The Assyrians marched against the Egyptians and defeated them in battle.
The fight was long and desperate; but the Americans triumphed and defeated Riall and the veterans of Wellington.
Thus it happened when the Potawatami helped the Kitkahhahki, and the Cheyennes were defeated.
But at last Eochaid was defeated, and Mider for his reward asked to be allowed to hold Etain in his arms and kiss her.
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.).