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Definitions of triumph

  1. dwell on with satisfaction
  2. to express great joy; " As if the sea, and sky, and earth, rejoiced with new- born liberty." Shelley
  3. prove superior; " The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"
  4. a successful ending of a struggle or contest; " the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; " the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
  5. the exultation of victory
  6. to express great joy; " Who cannot exult in Spring?"
  7. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
  8. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
  9. A state of joy or exultation for success.
  10. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
  11. A trump card; also, an old game at cards.
  12. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
  13. To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
  14. To play a trump card.
  15. To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.
  16. Great joy for success; exultation; conquest or victory.
  17. To rejoice over success; to obtain a victory; to be successful.
  18. In ancient Rome, a solemn procession in honor of a victorious general: joy for success: victory.
  19. To celebrate a victory with pomp: to rejoice for victory: to obtain victory: to be prosperous: ( with over) to insult a person upon an advantage gained.
  20. TRIUMPHER.
  21. Pomp or joy for victory or success; victory.
  22. To celebrate a triumph; rejoice for victory; obtain victory or success.
  23. To obtain or celebrate a victory; exult.
  24. Exultation over or celebration of victory.
  25. The condition of being victorious.
  26. Triumphal.
  27. In ancient Rome, the entry in state into that city of a general who had gained an important victory; state of being victorious; victory; conquest; joy or exultation for success; trump.
  28. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice for victory; to obtain victory; to exult boastfully upon an advantage gained; to flourish.
  29. The pomp with which a victory is celebrated in public; a victory; a conquest; state of being victorious; exultation for success.
  30. To celebrate a victory with pomp; to obtain victory; to insult upon an advantage gained; to be prosperous.
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Usage examples for triumph

  1. Then she turned to me once more with a smile of triumph. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  2. Except for that first shout of triumph, he had been calm and deliberate. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  3. He was so very much delighted with certain plans he had determined upon that that he did not dare meet his brother again just then, for fear that the expression of joy and triumph which he knew his face wore would attract David's notice and put him on his guard. – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  4. So we may triumph together. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  5. Rains' heart was full of triumph. – Frank Merriwell's Chums by Burt L. Standish
  6. She gave a little cry, almost of triumph. – The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 2 (of 10) by Edith Wharton
  7. She saw your triumph here this very night! – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
  8. Helen cast a quick, interested look at the stranger and one of near triumph upon her father. – The Desert Valley by Jackson Gregory
  9. Yes, complete triumph at last. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  10. And we would have suffered this man to triumph! – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. There was an expression of triumph on his face. – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  12. Having said this he sat down in triumph. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  13. In triumph she went through the city. – The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum
  14. Don't you see what life would be for me, should she triumph now, too. – Hadda Padda by Godmunder Kamban
  15. Phormio returned in triumph to Naupaktis with the loss of scarcely a man. – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  16. And he has had his triumph over me. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  17. This last was the triumph of the afternoon. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  18. With it came a sudden stirring of triumph. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  19. With that the crowd carried him off in triumph to the coffee house. – The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 by Virginia State Dept. of Education
  20. Let us do it with a sense of triumph. – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
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