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The citizens of Stevens Point defeated fluoridation by a healthy margin.
And yet Dempsey and others have repeatedly said ISIS cannot be defeated militarily.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Many parents have been defeated in their efforts to get help from child welfare departments.
The West is packing up, victorious in battle but defeated in war.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The notion of anarchy so appalled the conservative Reagan, he came out against Briggs, and it was defeated.Gay Activist David Mixner: I Mercy Killed 8 People|Tim Teeman|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An expedition was fitted out, and sent against the Earl of Caithness, who was defeated and slain.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
In a day or two the defeated aspirant had further cause to curse his false friend.The heart of happy hollow|Paul Laurence Dunbar
Again he acknowledged, and again they were defeated in finding, and the same reason given as before.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
On seeking re-election in York, he declined to give any pledge on the burning question of the Clergy Reserves and was defeated.
They had met and defeated a slimy, vicious enemy that had done its best to drag them down, and their spirits lifted accordingly.The Lost Wagon|James Arthur Kjelgaard