defeat englannista suomeksi
- He finds himself naturally to dread a superior Being that can defeat all his designs, and disappoint all his hopes.
1879, (w), ''Chaucer'', in ''(w)''
- In one instance he defeated his own purpose.
(RQ:Hallam England) defeated the right heir of his succession.
To prevent (something) from being achieved.
The act or instance of being defeated, of being overcome or vanquished; a loss.
1909, ''The Southern Reporter'', page 250:
- ... is subsequently issued to him, in accordance with his perfect equity thus acquired, by a legal fiction which the law creates for the protection, but not for the defeat, of his title.
2008, Gene Porter, ''A Daughter of the Land'', volume 1 ((ISBN)), page 17:
- She could see no justice in being forced into a position that promised to end in further humiliation and defeat of her hopes.
(RQ:Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing)