Examples of victory in a Sentence
The general led the troops to victory.
They had never experienced the thrill of victory.
The passage of the law was a tremendous victory for their cause.
It was a decisive victory for the army.
Recent Examples of victory from the Web
The latest victory, 74-71, at LSU came after LSU botched a 3-point attempt that could have tied the game.
The team savored the victory, which started with a video package highlighting great historical moments against the Ducks.
Fourteen victories, an SEC title, the achievements of a generational defense that scored 11 touchdowns -- all of it didn't seem to mean as much because the quest to claim the program's 17th national championship wasn't completed.
The Jazz, which already owns a 114-108 victory over the Pelicans on Dec. 1, have lost 10 of their last 12 but are only 2.5 games behind New Orleans.
Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson scored 20 points apiece for the Heat in the victory, with the Heat without Hassan Whiteside and the Nets without D'Angelo Russell, Jeremy Lin and Jahlil Okafor . . .
Texas Tech passed for 460 of their 579 total yards of offense in a 41-31 victory, scoring two touchdowns in the final 5:03.
Public interest lawsuits have helped citizens press for government action and win significant victories on air pollution, for example.
More ambiguous is whether their end-of-year victory — removing tax penalties starting in 2019 for people who violate the insurance mandate — will whet the GOP’s appetite for taking apart more of the law.
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Origin and Etymology of victory
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymspalm, triumph, win
Antonymsbeating, defeat, drubbing, licking, loss, overthrow, rout, shellacking, trimming, whipping
Related Wordscapture, conquest, mastery, subjugation, vanquishing; blowout, landslide, laugher, romp, runaway, shutout, sweep, walkaway, walkover; squeaker; success; takeover
Near Antonymsupset; collapse, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, failure, fizzle, flop, nonsuccess, washout; decline, slip, slump, wane; lurch, setback
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Synonym Discussion of victory
- Doctors won a victory over disease.
- We're studying Rome's conquests in Britain.
- The outcome of the battle was a triumph for the general.
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