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Conquest, 1) victory: “the foul boar's c. on her fair delight,” Ven. 1030. “to outlook c.” John V, 2, 115. “it is a c. for a prince to boast of,” H4A I, 1, 77. “princes fleshed with c.” H4B I, 1, 149. IV, 2, 89. H5 II, 2, 24. H6A I, 1, 130. V, 2, 19. H6C V, 1, 71. V, 2, 10. R3 IV, 4, 335. Tim. IV, 3, 103. Caes. II, 2, 66. III, 1, 149. V, 5, 38. Hml. V, 2, 361. Ant. V, 2, 135. To make c. == to gain a victory: “better c. never canst thou make,” John III, 1, 290. Followed by of: “shall rotten death make c. of the stronger,” Lucr. 1767. “England hath made a shameful c. of itself,” R2 II, 1, 66. “death makes no c. of this conqueror,” R3 III, 1, 87. “make a c. of unhappy me,” Per. I, 4, 69.
2) acquisition by superior force: H6A III, 4, 11. IV, 1, 148. IV, 3, 50. H6B I, 1, 96. H6C I, 1, 132. Cymb. III, 1, 22 (make).
3) that which is acquired by force, prey, booty: “as the grim lion fawneth o'er his prey, sharp hunger by the c. satisfied,” Lucr. 422. “mine eye and heart are at a mortal war how to divide the c. of thy sight,” Sonn. 46, 2. “to be death's c.” 6, 14. “the coward c. of a wretch's knife,” 74, 11. “what c. brings he home?” Caes. I, 1, 37. “put in the roll of c.” Ant. V, 2, 181.
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