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Example sentences from the Web for vae victis
Cvis qudam innoxius, cu fundus in agr Albn erat, cum legns prscrptrum nmina s quoque vidret scrptum, Vae inquit miser mihi4!Selections from Viri Romae|Charles Franois L'Homond
The most generally accepted opinion is, that it is derived from a Latin expression--vemi (vae mihi), "woe is me!"
It was indeed a case of vae victis,—woe to the conquered loyalists.The Last Boer War|H. Rider Haggard
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!"