Pyrrhic in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Pyrrhic

a victory that is won but has devastating effects on the victor

Examples of Pyrrhic in a sentence

Though the new mayor should have been happy to have won the pyrrhic election, the damage on his reputation made the win seem worthless.  🔊

The president-elect’s pyrrhic victory did so much damage to his party that many members wished for a loss.  🔊

Reeling from the pyrrhic victory, the general mourned the loss of his sons and cursed the day he let them join the war.  🔊

The graduate’s pyrrhic victory was short-lived as he was overwhelmed with mounting student loan debt.  🔊

The court ruling turned out to be a pyrrhic victory for the defendant who now owed several thousand dollars in legal fees.  🔊

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