A pyrrhic victory

The dictionary definition that I read this morning is:

Adjective. (of a victory) won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor.

A recent victory for someone very close to me has come at an incredible cost.

I cannot help but think that perhaps the cost has been too great.


Whilst I am very sad for the people concerned, at least this post allowed me to learn the history of this particular phrase.

Every cloud, as is said by whoever “they” are.


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3 Responses to A pyrrhic victory

  1. Nikki says:

    Thank you for this lesson from history.

    Moreover, thank you for giving me something to ponder… namely, the nature of victory. What bothered me most during my musing, is that victory seems to be a transitory thing, which gives me pause to wonder about the coin which one would choose to purchase it with. I can only guess that each person would have to decide for themselves whether the cost was too dear.

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  2. Nikki says:

    I sincerely wish them (and you) peace with their decision.

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