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 Meanings and Examples of CONQUEST
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conquest
 n.  success in mastering something difficult
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
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.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
2  But conquest is as far from setting up any government, as demolishing an house is from building a new one in the place.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
3  First, It is plain he gets no power by his conquest over those that conquered with him.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
4  They that fought on his side cannot suffer by the conquest, but must at least be as much freemen as they were before.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
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.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
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.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In III
8  I turn to the men: gentlemen, make conquest, rob each other of your well-beloved without remorse.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  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 Hugo
Context  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 Hugo
Context  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 Hugo
Context  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 Hugo
Context  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 Dumas
Context  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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 9
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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 32
Example Sentence:
1  The pianist made a conquest of every audience on the tour.
2  I am influenced; and the influence is sweeter than I can express; and the conquest I undergo has a witchery beyond any triumph I can win.
3  We are hoping that the conquest of cancer is imminent.
4  Pushkin was a womaniser whose conquests included everyone from prostitutes to princesses.
5  The army made many conquests in the east.
6  He had realized that Britain could not have peace unless she returned at least some of her former conquests.