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- n. Alternative form of victoress.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who wins a victory; a female victor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who conquers; a victrix.
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Anselmo remained amazed, and almost besides himself, hearing his friend Lothario so unexpectedly to acquaint him with those things in a time wherein he least expected them; for now he esteemed Camilla to have escaped victress from the forged assaults of Lothario, and did himself triumph for glory of her victory.
Wherever we went, we found traces of her passage: cemeteries and charnel-houses to bear witness that she was the great victress.
And the tug of music was there, and the tug of those words of the baroness about salvation -- the thought of achieving the impossible, reserved only for the woman of supreme charm, for the true victress.
For if one examine it carefully, against the king that trophy was set up, and the victress was vanquished, and the beheaded was crowned, and proclaimed victor, even after his death shaking more vehemently the hearts of the offenders.
Queen of Scythia, appears, not yet in her more or less historical part of victress of Cyrus.
'I wouldn't have given it him, but it is _rude_ -- it is _bad manners_, not even to ask!' the supposed victress was saying to herself, with quivering lips, her eyes following not the Trinity freshman, who was their latest captive, but an older man's well-knit figure, and a head on which the fair hair was already growing scantily, receding a little from the fine intellectual brows.
'I wouldn't have given it him, but it is _rude_ -- it is _bad manners_, not even to ask!' the supposed victress was saying to herself, with quivering lips, her eyes following not the Trinity freshman, who was their latest captive, but an older man's well-knit figure, and
It is because in the moment of triumph the brow of the young victor -- victress, don't you say? no, of course, victor -- will be crowned with a laurel wreath.
We look with prophetic eyes over all the tumult, and see in the distance the radiant form of Liberty, bearing in her left hand the olive branch and in her right hand the sword, the holy victress, destined by treaty or conquest to bring the whole world under her sway.
Naturally the painter has done his best for the victress in this rivalry, and you see