Examples of conquest in a Sentence
tales of the ancient army's conquests
She was one of his many conquests.
people who boast about their sexual conquests
Recent Examples of conquest from the Web
The stunning speed of Israel’s military victory; the sheer magnitude of the Arab defeat; the conquest of Jerusalem; the enduring nature of the Israeli occupation and the settlement enterprise—all these things guaranteed that high profile.
Starting n the 8th century BCE, waves of migration and conquest from Rome and farther south in Africa shook the region.
The technology spread, through Silk Road trade and Muslim conquest, and qanats can be found as far as Morocco and Spain.
Despite the changes, tourists continue to trek to Machu Picchu in ever-increasing numbers, a testament to the original structure that has withstood civilization, conquest, abandonment and — so far — tourism.
Without US support, the alliance lacks strategic firepower to take on Russia that is still gloating over its conquest of Crimea.
Kevin Love sat out the 2015 finals with a shoulder injury and was more of a blue-collar, dirty work player in last year’s conquest.
The retreats give the former teammates a weekend to remember old times and relive on-ice conquests.
A culture can impose its own habits by conquest (think of the Romans bringing baths to Britain).
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Origin and Etymology of conquest
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *conquaesitus, alteration of Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere
First Known Use: 14th century
CONQUEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conquest for English Language Learners
: the act of taking control of a country, city, etc., through the use of force
: a country, city, etc., that an army has taken control of through the use of force
: a person someone has succeeded in having a romantic and especially a sexual relationship with
CONQUEST Defined for Kids
Definition of conquest for Students
1 : the act or process of getting or gaining especially by force
2 : something that is gotten or gained especially by force
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