GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. See voe.
“Barnstaple, was notorious rather than celebrated for the making of cotton linings, so cheap and coarse a stuff that a popular "vae" or "woe" was locally pronounced against them.”
“Of course I am grateful for all the help we received marshall plan and all the other help, but I would like to say that the "vae victis" still counts today.”
“So in many ways the results of the 1939-45 was not ‘vae victis’ but woe to all, and particularly woe to those the Nazi regime has identified as its particular enemies, the Jews, the Poles, the Russians and others who were consigned to genocidal murder and woe to any one or any nation that fell under their power from Greece to Norway, from France to Estonia.”
“The problem is... vae victis: it is always the people who lose the war who must pay.”
“My personal favorite is vae victus which if I could work my will, would be hung over the cell of every Islamofacist we captured.”
“August 12th, 2006 at 12: 41 am hey nice vid i love it (A) but how is the songs on teh beginning called i wanna vae them hARRY Says:”
“God knows that it's freakin' hard typing on a virtual keyboard. i gave up after 5 minutes chatting on IM. while in theory it sounded easy, but in practise..oi vae”
“Kroeber notes that “woe to the victors!” for the Yurok et al. might be considered to have taken the place of the Western tradition of “vae victis!””
“These men arrayed in gorgeous uniforms were not judges charged with the vindication of a cruel law, but still a law — they were the instruments, commissioned by the conquerors, to strike the vanquished in the name of that savage code which may be summed up in two words: “vae victis.””
“But the Nuremberg Tribunal sat in the name of higher ideals than that of vae victis.”
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