use pyrrhic in a sentence.
If not getting the World Cup is a victory, then surely it's a kind of pyrrhic victory.
Looked at through other lenses, however, the victory was pyrrhic, meaning that the legitimacy losses, collateral and direct, were substantial enough to lead one to wonder whether the victory was cost effective.
If that happens, even a Walker victory would be a pyrrhic one.
Analysts at Moody's Investors Service warned in a November report that limiting bonuses would be a "pyrrhic victory for taxpayers."
Given an opportunity to win only a small victory (or, in your case, a pyrrhic victory), will you take a significant risk?