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    2. Hollow victory: when you win, but the victory isn't completely yours. (for example) If you were to come second in a running race, but the person who won cheated and was disqualified, you would become first place, but you didn't actually win the race. Pyrrhic victory: When you win, but at a large cost to yourself. (for example) You win the competition you entered and receive £500, but you paid £350 to enter, so in the end you only receive £150.

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