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- noun A victory that is offset by staggering losses.
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- noun A very
costly victory, wherein the considerable losses outweighthe gain, so as to render the struggle not worth the cost.
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- noun a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Eponymous of the Greek king Pyrrhus of Epirus, who suffered heavy losses while defeating the Romans.
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