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
At his best, Sheeran writes openly in the first-person, telling candid tales of success, conquest, failure and redemption, an honesty that further connects him to his diehard fans.
The Greeks are still schooling us on how to live through turmoil and conquest.
War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14) Those damn dirty apes continue to look for world conquest—much to the chagrin of Woody Harrelson's Colonel Kurtz-ish human military leader—in this oh-so-grim third installment of the prequel-reboot franchise.
The only recent successful war waged by a major power has been the Russian conquest of the Crimea.
The conquest of Der Ezzor, the administrative capital of eastern Syria, would ensure Assad's dominion over the east, at least below the Euphrates.
Under his stewardship, Uber attracted more than $15 billion to finance a global conquest that spanned more than 500 cities over about eight years.
His conquest list reads like the combined wish lists of three generations of American males.
Qianlong, one of the greatest of the Manchu rulers of the Qing dynasty, cobbled together a vast multiethnic Chinese empire through conquests and alliances.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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