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Words nearby vae victis
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
You are sure to lose it; you haven't a dog's chance, and the English despise the beaten—væ victis!Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)|Frank Harris
Hor., ‘Victis partibus, venia inpetrata, scriptum quaestorium comparavit.’The Student's Companion to Latin Authors|George Middleton
A disaster always evokes a cry for victims, and the British populace were loud in the usual v victis clamour.History of the Zulu War|A. Wilmot
The most generally accepted opinion is, that it is derived from a Latin expression--vemi (vae mihi), "woe is me!"