Defeat

Defeat may be

  • the opposite of victory
  • Debellatio
  • Surrender (military) usually follows a defeat
  • Defeat, piece by a boy (pseudonym Chris Hughes-Davis, real name unknown).

Famous quotes containing the word defeat:

    Against my will, I became a witness to the most terrible defeat of reason and to the most savage triumph of brutality ever chronicled ... never before did a generation suffer such a moral setback after it had attained such intellectual heights.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    We attack not only to hurt someone, to defeat him, but perhaps also simply to become conscious of our own strength.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    And, “Better defeat almost,
    If seen clear,
    Than life’s victories of doubt
    That need endless talk-talk
    To make them out.”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)