Empire had dribbled away after 1945, for the Second World War exhausted victors as surely as it obliterated the vanquished.
vanquished Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came to lunch at the White House.
The eclipse and potential collapse of Yahoo seemed equally unlikely in the late 1990s, when it vanquished Excite and Lycos.
But Carson did have competitors (Dick Cavett, Merv Griffin, Joan Rivers), and he vanquished them all.
Obama announced that he plans to meet soon with his vanquished enemy to seek common ground, and the crowd cheered.
The victorious cause pleased the gods, the vanquished one pleased Sieyès (victa Catoni).
This, gentlemen, is the man who vanquished the former royalists in his own native town.
It was the deadliest of all attacks when that merciless tribunal of death stood waiting for the first fall of the vanquished.
At last the French were vanquished, and had to retire from the field.
Some of them conquered two combatants; a few of them vanquished three; but none but prince of Otamus conquered four.
early 14c., from Old French venquis (past tense), and vencus (p.p.), from veintre "defeat," from Latin vincere "defeat" (see victor). Influenced in Middle English by Middle French vainquiss-, present stem of vainquir "conquer," from Old French vainkir, alteration of veintre. Related: Vanquished; vanquishing.