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Definition for pyrrhic (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for pyrrhic
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