The popular system of administration inherent in the nature of popular government, coinciding with the real scarcity of money incident to a languid and mutilated state of trade, has hitherto defeated
every experiment for extensive collections, and has at length taught the different legislatures the folly of attempting them.
On the other supposition, it will not possess the confidence of the people, and its schemes of usurpation will be easily defeated
by the State governments, who will be supported by the people.
This effect is produced when the clever rogue, like Sisyphus, is outwitted, or the brave villain defeated
When he perceived again that it was not possible for the army to be defeated
, he tried to bethink him of a fine tale which he could take back to his regiment, and with it turn the expected shafts of derision.
No seaman can look without compassion upon a disabled ship, but to look at a sailing-vessel with her lofty spars gone is to look upon a defeated
but indomitable warrior.
He hesitated a little at that word, for never before in his whole life of continual strife had he turned his back upon aught than a dead or defeated
Once, when I was young," said Jim, "I was a race horse, and defeated
all who dared run against me.
You have had one experience with the Oz people, and they defeated
As sundown approached the Sorceress realized she had been defeated
by the superior cunning of the aged witch; so she gave the command to her people to march out of the city and back to their tents.
The attempt was defeated
with little difficulty, and with only a trifling loss on our side.
Two hundred thousand machinists, along with their five hundred thousand allies in the metalworking trades, had been defeated
in as bloody a strike as had ever marred the United States.
2) Oenomaus, king of Pisa in Elis, warned by an oracle that he should be killed by his son-in-law, offered his daughter Hippodamia to the man who could defeat him in a chariot race, on condition that the defeated
suitors should be slain by him.
They WILL mistake me for a military man, thought he, remembering Isidor's warning as to the massacre with which all the defeated
British army was threatened; and staggering back to his bedchamber, he began wildly pulling the bell which summoned his valet.
Ah, my dear fellow, you're defeated
, utterly defeated
He had left this country last a stricken and defeated
man, left it with the echoes of his ruined schemes crashing in his ears.