This was a no-win situation.
"Then again, I'm known for ensuring I win at all costs," he added.
But all along, they believed they would ultimately prevail—and not just win the war, but also do something epic that would change the course of history for all time.
"Did you win your battle last night?" she asked as unease swept through her again.
You will never have a chance with Gabriel, even when you win your deal.
Finally, he asked, "What are you going to do with the land if you win the case?"
"You won't want her to win," past-Death insisted.
None of us would win a beauty contest, would we?
There were a great many things she'd let him do to her to win the game in her head.
Gabriel could move forward, try to win over the woman who seemed much more interested in him than she had a few days ago, before her deal with the Dark One.
Why do people who win Academy Awards outlive people who are nominated but do not win?
We all know the stories of people who win the lottery—and let's face it, far too often no good comes of it.
I lose to the others but win from you.
The count, like a punished schoolboy, looked round, trying by a smile to win Simon's sympathy for his plight.
Lelorgne d'Ideville smilingly interpreted this speech to Napoleon thus: "If a battle takes place within the next three days the French will win, but if later, God knows what will happen."
It is not difficult to capture a fortress but it is difficult to win a campaign.
You're not just trying to win that million bucks, are you?
While Molly looked troubled when she returned, Bumpus was just the opposite, hopping around like he'd just retrieved a ball and would win a reward.
He began to understand why and couldn't help but feel frustrated at having to find a way to win her instead of command her.
"He'll win in seven moves," she told him.
She'd challenged Gabriel's new mate to win him over in one week, or one of them lost their souls.
If Darkyn wanted her to win, what had she forgotten to add to the terms, so she won?
She wanted to win, so she could return to Gabriel.
When you win your deal with Past-Death, there's no requirement for her to be rendered dead-dead at the end of the week.
The same instincts that warned her against the last deal with him told her she'd never win any bet with the devil I'll give you the terms first this time.
He was making certain I win, she said.
Second lesson: you will do whatever it takes to win the deal.
If you win or lose, let it be on purpose.
She didn't think she'd ever win with him, but she was thrilled knowing she'd done something right.
Deals made while the negotiator is distracted or emotional are easier to win, he said.
"I win this round," Darkyn said, a faint smile on his face.
And if you like I will tell you that whatever happens and whatever muddles those at the top may make, we shall win tomorrow's battle.
That's what I was saying to you-- those German gentlemen won't win the battle tomorrow but will only make all the mess they can, because they have nothing in their German heads but theories not worth an empty eggshell and haven't in their hearts the one thing needed tomorrow--that which Timokhin has.
Many historians say that the French did not win the battle of Borodino because Napoleon had a cold, and that if he had not had a cold the orders he gave before and during the battle would have been still more full of genius and Russia would have been lost and the face of the world have been changed.
The object of a race is to see who can win it--or at least that is what my excellent brains think.
Both parties must win for the trade to occur.
At present, they win hands down on "less expensive" and put in a decent showing on a couple more factors.
It was the basis for the movie War Games in which the military's computer finally figures out it can't win in a nuclear launch scenario and says of such a war, Strange game.
He believed, or at least suspected, that Miss Sullivan and I had deliberately stolen the bright thoughts of another and imposed them on him to win his admiration.
I shall go rather slowly at first and try to win her love.
I had an idea that I could win the love and confidence of my little pupil by the same means that I should use if she could see and hear.
"On the contrary," he said, in a querulous and angry tone that contrasted with his flattering words, "on the contrary, your excellency's participation in the common action is highly valued by His Majesty; but we think the present delay is depriving the splendid Russian troops and their commander of the laurels they have been accustomed to win in their battles," he concluded his evidently prearranged sentence.