But his lymphoma recurred and, had he won the nomination and the election, he would have died in office.
Picasso would have done fine resting on the laurels that he won in 1909.
Arizona is 30 percent independent now, and McCain won his last re-election with 70 percent of the vote.
Earlier this year, the chief of the CIA base in Benghazi won an intelligence award for his performance there.
I didn't know who had won that night, neither did Mr. Foley.
I won out of France with the very papers ordering my arrest.
This is all that I can ever have or hope for; but I have won thus much; and I shall keep it.
The marvel is that he should ever have won to power in it at all.
And it was the combination which had won the victory for him.
He could lose with a good grace; when he won was not elated.
fusion of Old English winnan "struggle for, work at, strive, fight," and gewinnan "to gain or succeed by struggling, to win," both from Proto-Germanic *wenwanan (cf. Old Saxon winnan, Old Norse vinna, Old Frisian winna, Dutch winnen "to gain, win," Danish vinde "to win," Old High German winnan "to strive, struggle, fight," German gewinnen "to gain, win," Gothic gawinnen "to suffer, toil"). Perhaps related to wish, or from PIE *van- "overcome, conquer." Related: Won; winning.
Sense of "to be victorious" is recorded from c.1300. Breadwinner preserves the sense of "toil" in Old English winnan. Phrase you can't win them all (1954) first attested in Raymond Chandler. Winningest is attested by 1804.
Old English winn "labor, strife, conflict," from the source of win (v.). Modern sense of "a victory in a game or contest" is first attested 1862, from the verb.