Word of the Day -- Pyrrhic Victory


Pyrrhic Victory -- a victory in which the victor's losses are as great as those of the defeated

Use Pyrrhic Victory in a sentence:

He could remember the moment it became apparent that winning rock-paper-scissors to determine who would pick up the check was, at best, a Pyrrhic Victory—his date Nancy stuffed the receipt in his mouth when he tried to give her a kiss goodnight—and, at worst, the precise reason the wormhole opened up in the fabric of space-time—the specific combination of hand formations had evidently acted as a code unlocking the underlying mosaic of reality; in fact, he did recall the odd little vortex that had begun to form in the center of the restaurant but hadn’t thought much of it at the time—allowing the diabolical machine elves to cross over from the 9th dimension and enslave the entire planet.


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