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vanquish

Definitions

  • Horseman Very Cunningly Vanquished--2-25-192
    Horseman Very Cunningly Vanquished--2-25-192
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v vanquish come out better in a competition, race, or conflict "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship","We beat the competition","Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vanquish (Far) A disease in sheep, in which they pine away.
    • Vanquish Hence, to defeat in any contest; to get the better of; to put down; to refute. "This bold assertion has been fully vanquished in a late reply to the Bishop of Meaux's treatise.""For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still."
    • Vanquish To conquer, overcome, or subdue in battle, as an enemy. "They . . . vanquished the rebels in all encounters."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vanquish To conquer; overcome; especially, to subdue in battle, as an enemy.
    • vanquish To defeat in any contest, as in argument; get the better of.
    • vanquish To confute; show to be erroneous or unfounded; overturn.
    • vanquish To overpower; prostrate; be too much for.
    • vanquish To overpower the peculiar virtue or properties of; destroy or render inert; neutralize.
    • vanquish = Syn. 1. Overcome, Subdue, etc. (see conquer), surmount, overthrow; rout, crush.
    • n vanquish A disease of sheep in which they pine away. Also vinquish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Vanquish vangk′wish to conquer: to defeat in any contest: to confute
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Quotations

  • Yevgeny Zamyatin
    Yevgeny Zamyatin
    “Man ceased to be an ape, vanquished the ape, on the day the first book was written.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.”
  • Master Kahn
    Master Kahn
    “He who attacks must vanquish. He who defends must merely survive.”
  • Adolph Harnack
    Adolph Harnack
    “Christ's grave was the birthplace of an indestructible belief that death is vanquished and there is life eternal.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
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    “She fights and vanquishes in me, and I live and breathe in her, and I have life and being.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “The rapture of pursuing is the prize the vanquished gain.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. venquishen, venquissen, venkisen, F. vaincre, pret. vainquis, OF. veintre, pret. venqui, venquis,cf. an OF. infin. vainquir,), fr. L. vincere,; akin to AS. wīg, war, battle, wīgend, a warrior, wīgan, to contend, fight, OHG. wīgant, a warrior, wīgan, to fight, Icel. vīg, battle, Goth. weihan, to fight, contend. Cf. Convince Evict Invincible Victor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. vaincre (pa.t. vainquis)—L. vincĕre, to conquer.

Usage

In literature:

Fall down together vanquished both, and lie Drown'd in the blood of rubies there, not die.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
IN WHICH ERNEST VANQUISHES THE SCHOOLMASTER.
"Breaking Away" by Oliver Optic
He had thought of a way to vanquish the lion.
"The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus" by Horatio Alger Jr.
Think of those piratical throat-cutters whom He assisted us in vanquishing, and remember when God wants to take you He will take you.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
Let him but vanquish, and Me perish!
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
One of the sailors came to his aid, and the foe was again vanquished.
"Work and Win" by Oliver Optic
Ye may depart, but ye shall depart passing under the yoke, that ye may thus acknowledge to all men that ye are indeed vanquished.
"Stories From Livy" by Alfred Church
Osiris himself, however, came forth from the nether-world and vanquished Typhon.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
The vanquished here is victor of the field.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
The vanquished on each side naturally play the part of martyrs.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
So came that "cordial" and its victorious wearer into the vanquished capital.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
Recall its virtues back, and vanquish Time and Fate?
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
Philip was vanquished, and he knew it, but he was not daunted, he was not distressed.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Being vanquished in the year 314, he was quiet for about nine years.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
There were, however, many practical difficulties to be vanquished first.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
He could not fail to be a valuable ally, for, though vanquished by Deerfoot, he ranked among the best warriors of his people.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
The vanquished utter sighs, and pay the penalty, according to the stipulation.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
But he vanquished them all, and forced them to promise that they would henceforth serve no other lord save him alone.
"Stories of Siegfried" by Mary MacGregor
No mercy was granted to the vanquished.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Why should I allow myself to be vanquished by anger!
"Pepita Ximenez" by Juan Valera
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In poetry:

Oh! what are riches, honours, power,
Which men so fondly crave;
What are they but a vanquish'd host,
That perish in the grave:
"Address To Solitude" by Elizabeth Bath
Those songs are high and holy,
But they vanquish not our fear;
Not from our path those flowers are gone
We fain would linger here!
"The Departed" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
True to the dictates of the heart
That melts to pity's godlike glow,
Humanity arrests the dart,
Half wing'd, to lay the vanquish'd low;
"On Admiral Lord Nelson's Sending In The Hour Of Victory, A Flag Of Truce To Stop The Further Effusio" by Hector MacNeill
'He'll think me vanquished, for this lapse,
Who should be above him;
Perhaps he'll think me light; perhaps--
Perhaps he'll think I--love him!
"A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes" by Francis Thompson
You who are loudly crying out for peace,
You who are wanting love to vanquish hate.
How is it in the four walls of your home
The while you wait?
"How Is It?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You who are loudly crying out for peace,
You who are wanting love to vanquish hate,
How is it in the four walls of your home
The while you wait?
"How Is It?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Rattlers vanquish T-Birds with big defensive effort.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.
Earlier this summer, Aston Martin revealed its new Vanquish model, the British automaker's replacement for the outgoing DBS.
2013 Aston Martin Vanquish Photo Gallery.
Aston Martin AM310 Vanquish Photo Gallery.
Hail The Vanquishing Aston DBS Successor is One-77-Inspired.
Aston Martin AM310 Vanquish .
Google+ Can Never Vanquish Facebook: 10 Reasons Why.
Video Game Helps Math Students Vanquish an Archfiend: Algebra.
Mothers of Nepal Vanquish a Killer of Children.
2002 Aston Martin Vanquish Photo Gallery.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante .
Aston Martin's new $280,000 Vanquish, along with the much cheaper $120,000 V8 Vantage I recently tested, has me believing that Aston Martin is now officially on a tear.
Coding versatility vanquishes packaging waste & downtime .
The Lakers, of course, went on to win the series in six games, finally vanquishing the Celtics curse.
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In science:

We show that in both the randomized and quantum settings the curse of dimensionality is vanquished, i.e., the number of function evaluations and/or quantum queries required to compute an ε-approximation has a bound independent of d and depending polynomially on ε−1 .
Complexity of multivariate Feynman-Kac path integration in randomized and quantum settings
In both cases the curse of dimensionality is vanquished.
Complexity of multivariate Feynman-Kac path integration in randomized and quantum settings
Sylju åsen, Transverse gauge interactions and the vanquished Fermi liquid, Phys.
Thermodynamics of QCD at large quark chemical potential
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