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  • n. The state of being vanquished

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of vanquishing, or the state of being vanquished.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of vanquishing, or the state of being vanquished. Bp. Hall, Balm of Gilead.


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  • Resulting in the vanquishment of the monster/disaster, but not before

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  • Finally, I would add that having such a Commission adds a bad precedent for the country with each administration using it for political vanquishment of previous administrations.

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  • The Battle of Nahavand in 642 completed the Sasanids' vanquishment.

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  • For the first time in many months the fat man wanted to submit to defeat; some force deep inside him, perhaps the force identical to that which had driven so many of his fellows to reside in the East End, urged him to yield, to give up, to pack it in, and he actually believed that vanquishment would be the easiest course.

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  • In a bodily contest, there could be but the single issue, her vanquishment.

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  • The King was agreeable and gracious at all times, but on this occasion he was particularly so, being naturally in a happy frame of mind because this day the war had reached a crisis which presaged for the near future the complete vanquishment of the French.

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  • To the two sympathetic listeners present, Mrs. O'Rourke and Miss Minton, she imparted the contents of the letter, and enlarged freely on the personality of Aunt Gracie, her indomitable spirit, her indifference to air raids and danger, and her vanquishment by illness.

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  • On the hospitable thresholds of "general" stores battle-scarred veterans of the war between the States dealt in victorious reminiscences of vanquishment.

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  • Then a tremendous roar of laughter saluted this easy vanquishment of a formidable enemy.

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  • If John Aldous had betrayed no visible sign of inward vanquishment he at least was feeling its effect.

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