Usage examples for vanquish

  1. To vanquish her, the earth had to produce not only new races, but new creeds. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  2. I feel so strong to do, so determined to vanquish all obstacles, that I know I shall neither break down nor fail. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  3. The Highlanders are brave; but it is surely beyond human expectation that five or six thousand Highlanders can vanquish a kingdom with a brave and well trained army with abundant artillery. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
  4. M. de Mantua was charmed; he redoubled his efforts with the King and M. de Duras; the matter was discussed in full council, like an affair of state- indeed it was one; and it was resolved to amuse M. de Mantua, and yet at the same time to do everything to vanquish this resistance of Madame de Lesdiguieres, except employing the full authority of the King, which the King himself did not wish to exert. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 4 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  5. Two weak men vanquish one that is strong. – Arabian Wisdom by John Wortabet
  6. The weapons he had to use were not at all to his taste, but he had not been allowed a choice in the matter; and since his enemies had decided on a warfare of duplicity, he was resolved to surpass them in cunning, and vanquish them by deception. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  7. Her last leg She's standing on; and in sheer desperation She'll marry you; but must before the nation Appear to vanquish you- in mere appearance. – Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
  8. I think the easiest way to vanquish modesty is to ignore its presence, to turn it into ridicule, to carry it by storm. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. But at that the laughter of the sea- maidens rippled through the hall and one of them said: Thou art a bold man, Brian, and bolder than thou knowest; for if thy two brothers were here, the weakest of us could vanquish all the three. – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  10. It is after we have won that we must really vanquish it is in the hour of peace that the actual war will begin against an invisible foe, a hundred times as dangerous as the one of whom we have seen too much. – The Wrack of the Storm by Maurice Maeterlinck
  11. Besides, the troops which had been accustomed by their irresistible impetuosity to vanquish all opponents were necessarily wearied out by a war which was carried on not so much against men as against the elements; which exercised their patience more than it gratified their love of glory; and where there was less of danger than of difficulty and want to contend with. – The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete by Frederich Schiller
  12. It includes all that Christianity bestows to counteract and vanquish the special dangers of self- righteousness. – The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews by Thomas Charles Edwards
  13. Piety did not always vanquish the passions of a turbulent age. – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  14. Never again will be heard the clash of steel on steel as Christian tries to vanquish Moslem. – Mohammed, The Prophet of Islam by H. E. E. Hayes
  15. We must learn, observed a jolly- looking grocer, to vanquish the prejudices of our stomachs. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  16. To attack him is to vanquish him. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  17. Ten his trusty sabre soon has vanquish'd, Ten his steed into the dust has trampled, And the third ten drives he to the forest, To the forest by the frigid water. – Servian Popular Poetry by John Bowring
  18. " But," says the historian, " neither stripes, nor fire, nor the rage of the tormentors, who tore her with the more vehemence, lest they should be scorned by a woman, could vanquish her." – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  19. In the case of lawyers there are frequent intellectual repugnances to be overcome; but surgeons and other men of science have to vanquish a class of repugnances even less within the power of the will- the instinctive physical repugnances. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  20. He had prepared to vanquish Elias in one sphere, and the coward leapt into another where he could not reach him. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall