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Example sentences from the Web for pyrrhic
However, considering how acrimonious the road to the resolution was, the settlement raises the question of who actually won the pyrrhic victory and what does that mean for the future of connected TV distribution deals.How TV networks are setting up for the expanding ad-supported streaming war|Tim Peterson|September 23, 2020|Digiday
It's a pyrrhic symbolic victory that could actually be causing extra environmental damage.The Quixotic Crusade Against the Keystone Pipeline|Megan McArdle|March 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This will be a war of attrition and a Pyrrhic and Camdean Victory for myself.Rogue L.A. Cop’s Facebook Manifesto: ‘You Will Now Live the Life of Prey’|The Daily Beast|February 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Legislators are no longer thinking ahead even as far as the next election; all their focus is on the next Pyrrhic victory.
But Howard Kurtz says it could prove a pyrrhic victory that could threaten his second-term agenda.Obama Fiscal Cliff Victory Could Invite Years of Warfare With the GOP|Howard Kurtz|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
However, if that is all that isaccomplished, it will be a Pyrrhic victory.
But Methuen's first engagements seemed to him to be Pyrrhic victories.Lord Milner's Work in South Africa|W. Basil Worsfold
She had won, but a succession of such victories—a perpetual need of such victories—would be Pyrrhic in its effect on her nerves.Mrs. Maxon Protests|Anthony Hope
Here the measure and melody are perfect; the period closing with three Iambics, preceded by a Pyrrhic.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
The Pyrrhic dance, performed by several men in armor, imitated the movements of attack and defence.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
The Pyrrhic, which has both the words or syllables unaccented: as, n th tree-top.The Comic English Grammar|Unknown