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- n. female victor; victress
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- n. A victress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A victress. Charlotte Brontë, Villette, xxxii.
For an acutely observed portrayal of a mind in turmoil Anna Kavan must take the victrix ludorum (I've tweaked the Victor bit because I know my Latin teacher of forty years ago is out there with her red pen)
Patris sequendo Filium, victis triumphas hostibus, victor victrix fruens cælestibus.
In his victrix he required all that was here visible — the imprint of high cultivation, the consecration of
Failing reduction, they withdrew on June 24th; leaving her banners inscribed -- _Vicksburg victrix!
Sufficient grace, as a weak delight, imparts merely the ability (posse), or such a feeble will that only the advent of the victorious delight of grace (delectatio coelestis victrix, caritas) can guarantee the will and the actual deed.
Not the conquering power of the heavenly delight (delectatio coelestis victrix), which is emphasized in the Augustinian system also, but the idea that this delight cannot be resisted (gratia irrestibilis) was branded as heresy by Innocent X on 31 May, 1653 (cf. Denzinger, "Enchiridion Symbolorum", ed. Bannwart, S.J., 1908, n. 1093 and 1095).
But Alice had fled, leaving Patricia the victrix of her bloodless battle-field.
Of that fatal and fateful dilemma when a wife or a husband falls victim to the wiles of another, there are, for the delinquent, two and only two horns (and it is a moot question upon which it is preferable to be impaled): Flight -- either from the victor or the victrix.
For the present I will try to inspire myself a little with the victrix, and to imagine that I could do the same thing.
Apparently unwounded, she would sail away victrix, with gay pennons flying through distant summer seas, while he remained, stranded on the reefs of adverse fate, a target for cynical society batteries, a victim of the condolence of sympathizing friends.
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