sudden victory

noun

: sudden death sense 2
Perrysburg senior Beth Glowacki scored with 3:41 left in double overtime to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 2–1 win over St. Ursula … . Glowacki's blast came from about 26 yards out and found the left corner of the goal in the sudden victory.Mark Monroe
Avazis faked high, shot low and scored the winning goal with two seconds left of the sudden victory third overtime …Kenny DeJohn
a sudden-victory goal

Examples of sudden victory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His takedown with 1 second left in sudden victory over freshman Jesse Grajeda of St. John Bosco gave him the 6-4 decision. Kevin J. Farmer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2024 But unlike the kind of events that occur on a regular schedule and can be planned for months and years in advance, planning for sudden victory parades is by its very nature less thorough. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 16 Feb. 2024 The sudden victory ended an outstanding starting pitching duel between Catonsville’s Tommy Bolster and Lansdowne’s Chris Baker. Craig Clary, Baltimore Sun, 26 July 2023 Courtney then came through the consolation bracket with four wins, including a sudden victory over Lock Haven's Anthony Noto, to finish the season with a 16-5 record. Emily Horos, The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2023 This theocratic structure had been grafted onto the government after the Taliban’s sudden victory, an arrangement that revived the overlapping power centers of the ’90s regime, with a formal cabinet in Kabul and a more powerful shadow government in Kandahar. New York Times, 8 Aug. 2022 Hastings Roberts, Vestavia Hills (21-6), sudden victory -1 (6-4). Al.com Reports, al, 14 Feb. 2021 The 18-year-old Batson, who lives in Delray Beach, had victories by fall, decision and sudden victory (overtime) to reach the championship match. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2023 Courtney finished second after OSU’s Brandon Kaylor won after two rounds of sudden victory in the championship round. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sudden victory was in 1971

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“Sudden victory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sudden%20victory. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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