[ UK /θwˈɔːtɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈθwɔɹtɪd/ ]
  1. disappointingly unsuccessful
    their foiled attempt to capture Calais
    disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
    his best efforts were thwarted
    many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
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How To Use thwarted In A Sentence

  • Certainly, it is a masterclass in grand ambition thwarted. Times, Sunday Times
  • A flanking attack on Antigonus' troops from Spartan light infantry stationed in the Oenus valley was thwarted by an aggressive cavalry attack led by the Achaean general Philopoemen.
  • It is a sumptuous and intelligent film about love and thwarted ambition. Times, Sunday Times
  • The following year, Garcia took a one-stroke lead to the 70th hole of the PGA Championship but Harrington again thwarted Garcia's bid to break into the fraternity of major champions. In majors, taking on Tiger always part of the problem
  • He cited the cases of a girl committing suicide after continued cyber-bullying and harassments and an online suicide pact among youth thwarted by South Korean police.
  • She was the virgin poetess dressed in white, the tremulous daughter who never left her father's house, the maiden who turned to art because she was thwarted in love.
  • His ambition to become a pilot was thwarted by poor eyesight.
  • Kuyt escaped from Benoît Assou-Ekotto once to a flick-on from Carroll and set up a thwarted shooting opportunity from Charlie Adam as a result before the inevitable substitution arrived. Luis Suárez back for Liverpool but Dalglish starts with Andy Carroll
  • She was deeply irritated at being thwarted.
  • Remember the jauntier days when that angel of death, Jessica Fletcher, traveled the land and thwarted homicidal maniacs on Murder, She Wrote? TV needs more sleuths of a certain age |
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