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Triumph, subst. 1) the solemn procession of a victorious general and his army in ancient Rome: “Pompey, . . . art thou led in t.?” Meas. III, 2, 47. Caes. V, 1, 109. Ant. V, 2, 109. “to beautify thy --s,” Tit. I, 110. “safer t. is this funeral pomp,” Tit. I, 110 “to rejoice in his t.” Caes. I, 1, 36. “comes in t. over Pompey's blood,” Caes. I, 1, 36 “thy conquests, glories, --s, spoils,” III, 1, 149. Ant. III, 13, 136. IV, 12, 33. V, 1, 66. Applied to modern times: “grace the t. of great Bolingbroke,” R2 III, 4, 99. Figuratively: “let thy dauntless mind still ride in t. over all mischance,” H6C III, 3, 18.
2) victory, conquest: “his victories, his --s and his glories,” Ven. 1014. “life's t. in the map of death,” Lucr. 402.
3) exultation: “whose worthiness gives scope, being had, to t., being lacked, to hope,” Sonn. 52, 14. “t. is become an alehouse guest,” R2 V, 1, 15. “which I will bear in t. to the king,” H6B IV, 10, 89. Tit. II, 1, 14. Rom. II, 6, 10. III, 1, 127. Caes. III, 2, 54. Hml. I, 4, 12. Oth. II, 2, 4. Cymb. IV, 2, 193.
4) pomp of any kind: “let those who are in favour with their stars of public honour and proud titles boast, whilst I, whom fortune of such t. bars, . . .” Sonn. 25, 3. “when thou didst ride in t. through the streets,” H6B II, 4, 14.
5) a public festivity or exhibition of any kind, particularly a tournament: “we will include all jars with --s, mirth and rare solemnity,” Gent. V, 4, 161. “with pomp, with t. and with revelling,” Mids. I, 1, 19. “hold those justs and --s?” R2 V, 2, 52. “for gay apparel 'gainst the t. day,” R2 V, 2, 52 “those --s held at Oxford,” V, 3, 14. “thou art a perpetual t., an everlasting bonfire-light,” H4A III, 3, 46. “at a t. having vowed to try his strength,” H6A V, 5, 31. “spend the time with stately --s, mirthful comic shows,” H6C V, 7, 43. this day of t. (viz of coronation) R3 III, 4, 44. “to begin the t.” Per. II, 2, 1. Per. II, 2, 1 Per. II, 2, 1 “honouring of Neptune's --s,” V, 1, 17.
6) a trump-card (?): “packed cards with Caesar and false-played my glory unto an enemy's t.” Ant. IV, 14, 20.
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