Origin of pyrrhic1
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How to use pyrrhic in a sentence
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.
Pyrrhic, pir′ik, n. a kind of war-dance among the ancient Greeks: a poetical foot consisting of two short syllables.
The weak feet are those which have the most short syllables or end in a short syllable; as the Pyrrhic, the Trochee, the Tribrach.
Here the measure and melody are perfect; the period closing with three Iambics, preceded by a Pyrrhic.
Do not be so imbecile as to believe that your garden will be hailed upon, if you have missed dancing the pyrrhic or the cordax.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The figures of our losses made the Somme a Pyrrhic victory, and there was troubled wonder where the new drafts were to be found.Sonia Married|Stephen McKenna