defeatism

Definitions

  • Defeated Warrior
    Defeated Warrior
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n defeatism acceptance of the inevitability of defeat
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Quotations

  • Rainer Maria Rilke
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    “The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.”
  • Bill Bradley
    Bill Bradley
    “The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own.”
  • Galeazzo Ciano
    Galeazzo Ciano
    “Victory has a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.”
  • Queen Victoria
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    “We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.”
  • Napoleon Hill
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    “Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.”

Usage

In literature:

Ostensibly he did it to defeat the bank; in reality he desired the defeat of Clinton.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
On the march to Ghuznee, General Nott on the 30th of August came up with an army of 12,000 men, and after a severe fight utterly defeated them.
"Our Soldiers" by W.H.G. Kingston
He too had defeated every rival.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
But it produced all the consequences of a defeat.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
A French army landed in February, 1738, and was defeated.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Franks defeated by Julian near Strasburg 44 405.
"Our Fathers Have Told Us" by John Ruskin
After the temporary defeat of Kilij Aslaun, the siege of Nice was carried on with redoubled vigour.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
I am using every possible exertion to defeat Ryan.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
The king was indeed signally defeated; but his defeat did not teach him wisdom.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
He easily defeated Adams for the Presidency in 1828.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
His defeat near Saratoga was largely owing to the conduct of the Indians in his army.
"The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 2 of 2" by Edgerton Ryerson
But the defeat of the covering army at Hondschoote placed it between the French, the walls of Dunkirk, and the sea.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Instead of reproaching his soldiers with their defeat, he loaded them with praises and with favors.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
The women swore that if he had not men enough to defeat the Governor, they themselves would take arms and follow him.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Gen. Garnett's small command has been defeated by the superior numbers of Gen. McClellan.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Ironically, history came full circle to spell defeat for the Bulgarians.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Russian troops drove the French from Switzerland; Germans defeated them along the Rhine.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
Defeated in general election of that year, and again in 1881; elected in 1887, but defeated in 1891.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
What sin against the "devoted spoil" is given as the reason for the defeat at Ai?
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Brereton's main forces shortly afterwards coming up were at a second attack also defeated by the royalists.
"The Great Civil War in Lancashire (1642-1651)" by Ernest Broxap
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In poetry:

The godless drove unto a goal
Was worse than vile defeat.
Did vengeance prick Count Louis' soul
They dressed him luscious meat.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
In Parliament he sought a seat;
Election Day brought dire defeat;
Yet he had wooed with word and pen
Prodigiously his fellow men.
"Failure" by Robert W Service
I am old, I am bent, I am cheated
Of all that Youth urged me to win;
But name me not with the defeated,
To-morrow again, I begin.
"Unsubdued" by Samuel Ellsworth Kiser
Stoop, angels, hither from the skies!
There is no holier spot of ground
Than where defeated valor lies,
By mourning beauty crowned!
"Graves of the Confederate Dead" by Henry Timrod
We know not what strange environment
May dwarf our most cherished plan,
Or what obstructions may be sent
To defeat our ends and aim.
"The Requirements Of The Hour" by Jared Barhite
But who shall dare
To measure loss and gain in this wise?
Defeat may be victory in disguise;
The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide.
"In The Harbour: Loss And Gain" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, soundly defeated Democratic challenger Wayne Powell to retain his seat in the heavily Republican US House District.
Canutillo Defeats Riverside for Girls' District 2-4A Title.
The Canutillo Eagles defeated the Riverside Rangers in the high school volleyball regular season finale, winning the 5th set, 15-8.
Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Sara Errani of Italy in the US Open women's semifinals Friday in New York.
Calvin women's soccer defeats Olivet 1-0 behind second half goal from Paige Capel .
Capito defeated Democrat challenger Howard Swint on Tuesday.
Reporters defeat lawmakers in Congressional Women's Softball Game.
Reporters defeat lawmakers in softball game.
Wisconsin-Stevens Point handed Calvin an 84-63 defeat.
Oyster Bay defeated Carle Place 1-0 on Friday in a Nassau County varsity field hockey Class C semifinal game at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School.
Exit polling showed Carper defeated Republican Kevin Wade and Independent Alex Pires.
Defeating DOMA — court case by court case.
A bond proposal for a community center in Franklin Township was defeated while a millage for operation of the Calumet Colosseum was renewed in Tuesday's primary elections.
Kramer defeated the Flyers' Alix Bouvet, 6-1, 6-1.
Unable to Bear the Heat, They Are Conceding Defeat.
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In science:

In other words, its exact position can not be known in principle, because any attempt to pinpoint it will scuttle the position and defeat the whole purpose of the experiment.
Quantum Mechanics and the Metrics of General Relativity
It seems the Szilard’s demon engine defeats the second law of thermodynamics: the heat bath, which has transferred energy to the gas, has lowered its entropy while the engine has not changed its entropy because it returned to the initial state.
Zeno meets modern science
Reeh-Schlieder Defeats Newton-Wigner: On alternative localization schemes in relativistic quantum field theory; Philosophy of Science 2001, Vol. 68, pp.
Zeno meets modern science
As U /t increases, the edge depression is considered to be defeated by the energy cost-down due to the stripeformation.
Stripe Formation in Fermionic Atoms on 2-D Optical Lattice inside a Box Trap: DMRG Studies for Repulsive Hubbard Model with Open Boundary Condition
Hence, a bi-cooperative game v reduces to an ordinary cooperative game ν if it is equivalent to know either the defender coalition S or the defeater coalition T , i.e. v (S, T ) = v (S, T ′) =: ν (S ) for all T , T ′ ⊂ N \ S , or v (S, T ) = v (S ′ , T ) =: ν (N \ T ) for all S, S ′ ⊂ N \ T .
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
In the case of bi-cooperative games, since each player can join either the defender or the defeater part, besides no participation, we should define a Shapley value for the case when players join the defender part, and another one when players join the defeater part, instead of a single value.
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
Shapley value for player i for the defender and defeater part respectively.
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
We denote by I v S,T the interaction index when S is added to the defender coalition, and T is withdrawn from the defeater coalition.
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
Remark 3: Using Remark 1 again as we did for derivatives, we may denote the pair S, T of defender and defeater parts as the corresponding element (S, N \ (S ∪ T )) of Q(N ), and thus denoting I v S,T by I v (S, N \ (S ∪ T )).
Bi-capacities -- Part I: definition, M\"obius transform and interaction
At the second toss, because of the self-defeating nature of the map, the coin is biased towards tails.
The Reality Game
Figure (a) shows the self-defeating case, q(p) = 1 − p, corresponding to the reality map of Figure 1(a): here, the ob jective bias converges rapidly to the fixed point of the map, p = q = 1/2.
The Reality Game
On the other hand, if the user has disabled local search integration with web searches, the attack would be completely defeated.
Attacks on Local Searching Tools
For example, the defeater ¬ has-intact-flight-feathers ¬flies might be used to prevent a proof of flies from {bird } ⇒ flies , but it cannot be used to directly prove ¬flies .
Interdefinability of defeasible logic and logic programming under the well-founded semantics
Strict, defeasible, and defeater rules are collected into defeasible theories.
Interdefinability of defeasible logic and logic programming under the well-founded semantics
The priority relation ≺ is used to resolve conflicts between non-strict rules, and it is this relation which in part determines which rules can be used to defeat others.
Interdefinability of defeasible logic and logic programming under the well-founded semantics
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