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losing battle

noun

an unwinnable struggle; a struggle destined to failure

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  • In his heart of hearts he had realized from the first his inequality in this losing battle.

    Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
  • For the first time in his life he felt that he was fighting a losing battle.

  • And this losing battle was not waged without loss of human life.

  • In the contest with hunger and rain however, they were fighting a losing battle.

    Colonel Washington Archer Butler Hulbert
  • By the tenth of June we could see that the spraying was a losing battle.

    Tabby Winston Marks

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