Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
References in classic literature ?
This able man, the constant candidate of the liberals, missing by seven or eight votes only in all the electoral battles fought under the Restoration, and who ostensibly repudiated the liberals by trying to be elected as a ministerial royalist(without ever being able to conquer the aversion of the administration),--this rancorous republican, mad with ambition, resolved to rival the royalism and aristocracy of Alencon at the moment when they once more had the upper hand.
It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it; and it may be doubted if, from that day forth, Utterson desired the society of his surviving friend with the same eagerness.
Hence the saying: One may know how to conquer without being able to do it.
Neither is it the acme of excellence if you fight and conquer and the whole Empire says, "Well done
Sails were but of casual assistance, for it required a strong wind to conquer the force of the stream.
Having decided to conquer the Land of Oz and to destroy the Emerald City and enslave all its people, King Roquat the Red kept planning ways to do this dreadful thing, and the more he planned the more he believed he would be able to accomplish it.
For this is the day we are to conquer His Majesty the Scarecrow, and wrest from him the throne.
Yes," said the little girl; "your people may need you to help conquer the Horners.
To-night he knew that all he had done so far was as nothing - that as yet his foot was planted only on the threshold of life, and in the path along which he must hew his way lay many fresh worlds to conquer.
When the Ass persisted in his effort, the man let him go and said, "Conquer, but conquer to your cost.
To this day I conquer it every time I take a drink.
The yellow men from the east and north are contesting our rights here now," said the colonel, "but we shall win--we shall conquer the world, carrying Christianity to all the benighted heathen of Europe, and Asia as well.