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But France has found out the secret for this age, and—vae victis!
It was indeed a case of vae victis,—woe to the conquered loyalists.The Last Boer War|H. Rider Haggard
The most generally accepted opinion is, that it is derived from a Latin expression--vemi (vae mihi), "woe is me!"
Subsequently under the title “Vae Victis”: last published in 1870.London Lyrics|Frederick Locker
In seven weeks the Paris Revolution was overthrown—and "Vae victis!"
Latin, literally "woe to the vanquished," from Livy, "History" V.xlviii.9.