1 I say peaceful, because I shall have occasion in another place to speak of conquest, which some esteem a way of beginning of governments.
2 But conquest is as far from setting up any government, as demolishing an house is from building a new one in the place.
3 First, It is plain he gets no power by his conquest over those that conquered with him.
4 They that fought on his side cannot suffer by the conquest, but must at least be as much freemen as they were before.
5 And the conquering people are not, I hope, to be slaves by conquest, and wear their laurels only to shew they are sacrifices to their leaders triumph.
6 The Normans that came with him, and helped to conquer, and all descended from them, are freemen, and no subjects by conquest; let that give what dominion it will.
7 When sticks and stones and beasts form the sole environment of a people, their attitude is largely one of determined opposition to and conquest of natural forces.
8 I turn to the men: gentlemen, make conquest, rob each other of your well-beloved without remorse.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
9 In that campaign, the object of the French soldier, the son of democracy, was the conquest of a yoke for others.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
10 These bare feet, these bare arms, these rags, these ignorances, these abjectnesses, these darknesses, may be employed in the conquest of the ideal.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII—THE FUTURE LATENT IN THE PEOPLE
11 This march savored of an attack, and certainly of a desire for conquest.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—BEGINNING OF A GREAT MALADY
12 This carriage which has become colossal through its freight, has an air of conquest.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
13 With a little more heart, he might have been contented with this new conquest; but the principal features of his character were ambition and pride.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In 33 SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS
14 I abhor every common-place phrase by which wit is intended; and 'setting one's cap at a man,' or 'making a conquest,' are the most odious of all.
15 My cousins say they are sure I have made a conquest; but for my part I declare I never think about him from one hour's end to another.