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Victory

A female deity of the ancient Romans or the corresponding deity the Greeks called Nike; representation of the deity, usually a woman in wind-blown draperies, holding a laurel wreath, palm branch, or other symbolic object.

Victory

 

an English three-masted triple-deck sailing battleship. The Victory has a 2,165-ton displacement and 104 guns. It was the flagship of Admiral H. Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805 (October 21). During the course of the engagement with the French battleship Redoubtable, 160 men aboard the Victory were killed, and Nelson was mortally wounded. His body was transported to London on board the ship. The Victory was placed on the coast at Portsmouth as a national monument.

Victory

Arc de Triomphe
arch built in Paris by Napoleon to celebrate his conquests (1806–1836). [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
Arch of Trajan
triumphal monument by emperor (c. 100). [Rom. Hist.: Misc.]
bay leaves
wreath used as victor’s crown. [Heraldry: Halberts, 20]
Beethoven’s 5th
symphony’s first four notes are Morse code for V, symbolizing victory. [Western Culture: Misc.]
Greek cross
symbol of Christ’s triumph over death. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 386]
laurel wreath
traditional symbol of victory, recognition, and reward. [Gk. and Rom. Hist.: Jobes, 374]
Nike
(Victoria) winged goddess of triumph. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 757]
palm
sign of triumph. [N. T.: Revelation 7:9]
V-E Day
Allies accept Germany’s surrender in WWII (May 8, 1945). [World Hist.: Van Doren, 506]
V- J Day
Allies accept Japan’s surrender in VWVII (August 15, 1945). [World Hist.: Van Doren, 507]
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On the other side the Achaeans brought Ajax elated with victory to Agamemnon.
At daybreak let Idaeus go to the ships, and tell Agamemnon and Menelaus sons of Atreus the saying of Alexandrus through whom this quarrel has come about; and let him also be instant with them that they now cease fighting till we burn our dead; hereafter we will fight anew, till heaven decide between us and give victory to one or to the other.
Priam bade me inquire further if you will cease fighting till we burn our dead; hereafter we will fight anew, till heaven decide between us and give victory to one or to the other.
I am very glad you have brought good news, though Schmidt's death is a heavy price to pay for the victory.
When Prince Andrew left the palace he felt that all the interest and happiness the victory had afforded him had been now left in the indifferent hands of the Minister of War and the polite adjutant.
That the mass seemed moving ever away from Lewes indicated that the King's arms were winning toward victory, and so it might have been had not a new element been infused into the battle; for now upon the brow of the hill to the north of them appeared a great horde of armored knights, and as they came into position where they could view the battle the leader raised his sword on high, and, as one man, the thousand broke into a mad charge.
Verily do I believe we owe our victory to you alone; so do not mar the record of a noble deed by wanton acts of atrocity.
This reinforcement, however, soon put an end to the action, and Jones with his ally obtained the victory.
The 16 claims, known as the Guibord Property, will be owned 40% by Victory Gold and 10% by St Andrew, with Plato retaining control of the remaining 50%.
After routing 14 consecutive opponents to win the Southern Section Northwest championship, including an impressive 46-point nonleague victory over one-time national power St.
of Brownsville, Taxas, will dismantle the Hannibal Victory and the Sioux Falls Victory under the terms of contracts, each worth $979,000.
Palestinian Christians have been unsettled by the sweeping victory by Hamas, which has a charter calling for the establishment of an Islamic state in all of Israel and the Palestinian territories.