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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trumping (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
    • ***


  • Joseph Addison
    “Husband a lie, and trump it up in some extraordinary emergency.”


Come up trumps - When someone is said to have 'come up trumps', they have completed an activity successfully or produced a good result, especially when they were not expected to.
Trump card - A trump card is a resource or strategy that is held back for use at a crucial time when it will beat rivals or opponents.


In literature:

They would declare I had trumped up the case to forestall my dismissal.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
With all your talk youve only one real trump in your hand, and thats Intimidation.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by George Bernard Shaw
But Miss Thorn was his trump card, and she now came forward.
"The Celebrity, Complete" by Winston Churchill
As my trump card, I have implicated Miss Helene Marigold in the various exploits which have been so successful now.
"The Voice on the Wire" by Eustace Hale Ball
He never played his hand until he had sufficient trumps to take the odd trick.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
I desired to know your trump card.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Montalvo, playing his trump card, drew from his vest an official-looking document, sealed and signed.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
In time fate dealt to me that card and my long suffering was rewarded, for it proved a very ace of trumps.
"Doctor Therne" by H. Rider Haggard
It is true they trumped up grievances as a pretext, but they were only pretexts which can always be found when wanted.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 6." by Ulysses S. Grant
That young Herbert Fitzgerald's a trump, whether he's Protestant or Catholic.
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
He held the trump cards now, and the game lay in his own hand.
"Jess" by H. Rider Haggard
I hold the trump cards now!
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Hearts are trumps, and I play the seven.
"The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar" by Maurice Leblanc
Dr. Lambert has been a perfect trump.
"Letters to His Children" by Theodore Roosevelt
I can't neither-trump nor follow suit.
"Roughing It, Part 5." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Maurice, Phil Grady, and some regular trumps will all come, so don't disappoint us.
"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Charles Lever
But I could not remember which were trumps, and I threw them under the table in despair.
"The Exploits Of Brigadier Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It looks to me like 'earts was trumps to-night.
"Digger Smith" by C. J. Dennis
Don't smile sweetly your partner and inform him in a few well-chosen words that you have seven trumps in your hand.
"The Silly Syclopedia" by Noah Lott
This was immediately doubled by the original declarer of no-trumps.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 29th, 1920" by Various

In poetry:

With trump, and pipe, and viol chords,
And song, the full assembly brings
Its tribute to the Lord of lords,
Its homage to the King of kings.
"Hymns For Dedication II" by John Pierpont
Down to the earth was Satan thrown,
Down to the earth his legions fell;
Then was the trump of triumph blown,
And shook the dreadful deeps of hell.
"Hymn 58" by Isaac Watts
That flitted by the day we came to praise
Our gracious Mary for a granted prayer;
Heralds, trumps, the same gay maze
Of troops—King Karl is there!
"The Queen Disposed" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
With trump, and pipe, and viol strings,
Here pay, with music's sweet accords,
Their tribute to the King of kings,
Their homage to the Lord of lords.
"Hymns For Dedication II" by John Pierpont
'I was the chosen trump wherethrough
Our God sent forth awakening breath;
Came chains? Came death? The strain He blew
Sounds on, outliving chains and death.'
"Kossuth" by James Russell Lowell
Go, barque of promise, prove thy name,
Not on the deck, where dead and dying
Have steeped in blood the wreath of fame,
To her loud trump with groans replying.
"On The Departure of The Barque "Fame"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Net can't trump due process .
Once upon a time, a fellow billionaire asked Mr Trump why he'd never amassed a collection of art.
There's a new weight loss regimen that trumps almost all other extreme diets in terms of ill advisability and downright cartoonishness.
Phil Klein calls Mitt Romney's joint appearance with Donald Trump to accept the latter's endorsement "the biggest blunder of his candidacy".
B ureaucracy has trumped morality in the Netherlands.
Take Ivana Trump and Niecy Nash, for instance.
Does Donald Trump Intend to Be a Factual Statement.
Kansas pride trumps intra -border wars.
Donald Trump takes his feuds very seriously.
Tex trumps Gonzo in the clutch.
Donald Trump, two-time Knucklehead of the Week award winner, is pictured in this file photo.
This June 22, 1996, file photo shows Hector 'Macho' Camacho being lifted into the air after his unanimous decision over Roberto Duran in an IBC middleweight title fight at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J.
Some have argued that Mitt Romney's extended courtship of Donald Trump was a sign of why the Republican presidential candidate lost to President Obama.
Lolo Jones shows that marketability can sometimes trump results.
At that point, money trumped the team.

In science:

This is not because the ensemble mean contains no information, but just because it is so poorly estimated that the estimation error trumps what information it might contain.
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff
For present purposes the fact that the spin 2-spin 0 theories are related to Einstein’s in the same way that Proca’s is to Maxwell’s trumps any concern (noted above) that spin 2-spin 0 theories might not be healthy theories of gravity.
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Although a redshift of z =0.784 was initially derived by Mainieri et al. (2007) and Trump et al. (2009), the optical spectroscopic redshift of z =1.592 in Brusa et al. (2010) agrees well with our Hα redshift and the photometric redshift of Salvato et al. (2009).
Heavily Reddened Quasars at z~2 in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey: A Transitional Phase in AGN Evolution
In addition, when the X-ray luminosity changes, the X-ray spectral state also changes, indicating that the accretion disk changes its type with the accretion rate (Fender et al. 2004; Trump et al. 2011; Esin et al. 1997; Remillard & McClintock 2006).
Launching and Quenching of Black Hole Relativistic Jets at Low Accretion Rate
How scholars trumped teachers: change without reform in university curriculum, teaching, and research, 1890 – 1990 .
Lessons From the Physics-Education Reform Effort
Calculations show that in blends, absorptions trump emissions: i.e., when resolved, the absorption minima of blends tend to be blueshifted by their usual amounts, but the emission peaks do not necessarily correspond to the rest wavelengths of the lines of the blend.
Optical Spectra of Supernovae
In this picture the 15% BALQSO fraction (e.g., Weymann et al. 1991; Tolea et al. 2002; Reichard et al. 2003b; Hewett & Foltz 2003; Trump et al. 2006) represents neither a separate class of ob jects nor the BAL covering fraction of a single population of ob jects.
AGN Outflows in Emission and Absorption: The SDSS Perspective
I thank Patrick Hall, Jonathan Trump, Timothy Reichard, and Sarah Gallagher for the contributions that they made to this work; Karen Leighly and the conference organizers for hosting an enjoyable and productive meeting; and a Gordon and Betty Moore Fellowship in Data Intensive Science for supporting this work.
AGN Outflows in Emission and Absorption: The SDSS Perspective
The evidence of v ’s absence from the summary trumps the evidence of u’s presence, so we drop u.
Differentially Private Publication of Sparse Data
It appears that focused pro jects have the ability to trump general-purpose larger facilities which are sub ject to competing cadence demands.
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
Based on some of the statements made by the participants, search is a powerful enough feature to trump some of the inconveniences of on-screen reading.
Examining Motivations behind Paper Usage in Academia