The important thing was to fight back - not to admit defeat.
Back to the wall, I admitted defeat - for the moment.
Finally, at least in my case, I don't want to admit defeat.
She had not expected him to admit defeat without even a trial.
Things certainly look bad, but I'm not ready to admit defeat quite yet.
"The second thing is that we are going to admit defeat."
But, again, at the end they had to admit defeat.
He told them to go home, admit defeat, build new lives.
Still not ready to admit defeat, he sent for ice.
Michael admits defeat as he can not fight true love.
The real test, however, will be whether the parties are ready to concede defeat in a political race.
He was ready to concede defeat and take the heat.
There was nothing else she could do for now but concede defeat.
But neither would concede defeat, and they kept up the struggle.
The Committee finally conceded defeat and left the matter open.
"Perhaps we should just concede defeat now and get it over with."
In the kitchen the turkey had at last conceded defeat.
They'd kept it up for two hours before conceding defeat.
Sometimes you have to concede defeat, however painful it may be.
It was not at all the kind of look you would expect from someone ready to concede defeat.
By taking our armistice terms, they acknowledged defeat to themselves even more than to us.
Kel was a proud man, born of an independent people who had never acknowledged defeat.
It was almost the first time the Futurernen had acknowledged defeat and made quiet surrender.
But some analysts wonder whether never acknowledging defeat makes good business sense.
The Northerners, too, were slow to acknowledge defeat, even after they knew there was no chance left of their winning.
Another man would have acknowledged defeat at this point.
Yet the only alternative was to acknowledge defeat and retrace their steps.
Throughout a life of many dangers, the key to her survival had been a total refusal to acknowledge defeat.
No matter how bad it looked, she would not acknowledge defeat until she was forced to do so.
To return to the Eyrie was to acknowledge defeat.