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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the sudden victory period, Johnson became the aggressor. Jonathan X. Simmons, cleveland, 26 Feb. 2022 Two 10-minute overtime periods will be played but there is no sudden victory (which is the same way it was played before). Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 7 Sep. 2022 In overtime, Masaros hit a takedown with 37 seconds left for the sudden victory. cleveland, 12 Mar. 2022 His semifinal match against Highland’s James Scavuzzo could have gone either way, but a big time toss led to a takedown, which gave Miller a 4-2 sudden victory. Jonathan X. Simmons, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 After opening the state tournament with a technical fall, Lillard had a scare that resulted in a 3-1 sudden victory. Jonathan X. Simmons, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 Penn State’s Aaron Brooks, the defending champ at 184, is a No. 2 seed after his loss to Michigan’s Myles Amine in sudden victory at the Big Ten Tournament two weeks ago. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 17 Mar. 2022 The teams exchanged decisions with Middletown’s Oliver Graham beating Sparrows Point’s Wayne Brooks, 10-8 in sudden victory at 145. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, 12 Feb. 2022 The crowd exploded as Jordan popped his head free for a reversal and 6-4 sudden victory in the 106-pound title match over Bethlehem Catholic’s top seeded Nate Desmond. cleveland, 11 Dec. 2021 See More

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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 4 Dec. 2022.

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