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The team vanquished all competition.
  to defeat completely
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Vanquished expresses victory more strongly than defeated or beat.
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  • The team vanquished all competition.
  • You need to vanquish those negative thoughts and think about good things.
  • We’re going to be vanquishing villains left and right.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • He made a show of eyeing his handiwork, his vanquished foes littered on the ground before him.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars

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  • When you’ve vanquished your ghosts, I’ll be here.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • In valleys like the Upper Braldu, Islam has never completely vanquished older, animist beliefs.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • There was a murder to stop, a superhero to mentor, villains to vanquish, darkness to eradicate.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • But they, if they meet and defeat a part of our army, are as proud as if they had routed us all, and when defeated they pretend to have been vanquished by us all.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • Hitler had conquered Poland and Norway, vanquished Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, and was making mincemeat of the French.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • How did storytellers get the idea that I vanquished Python so quickly?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • Elena’s mysterious evil is vanquished.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Slowly the second wave forced the first one backward, rolled slowly over it, and then as a victor drags the vanquished, moved in toward the island.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • In the dim light he could see Leslie’s face freeze into its most queenly pose—the kind of expression she usually reserved for vanquished enemies.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • I couldn’t absorb the fact that we were now liberated, even as our enemies, the vanquished German soldiers, streamed past us by the hundreds.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Rather than let the pink bully her, she had fought back, splashing the room with complementary hues of orange and green and red—a bright carnation bookcase here, an apricot bedspread there—and thus had vanquished the omnipresent and puerile stain.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I vanquished you just fine.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "We’ve only to vanquish ancient evil and earn great wealth, and the rest is but details."
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • If he were vanquished, I should be a free man.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • —So it might be with some monarch of the forest that has vanquished his foes in fair fight, and then falls into some cowardly trap in the night-time.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Passepartout seemed to be vanquished by Fix’s coolness, for he quietly followed him, and they sat down aside from the rest of the passengers.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Then Sauron was vanquished and his spirit fled and was hidden for long years, until his shadow took shape again in Mirkwood.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • But Joe took the case altogether out of the region of metaphysics, and by that means vanquished it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • This man and this whale again came together, and the one vanquished the other.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Commanded by the Emperor himself they could not fail to vanquish anyone, be it whom it might: so thought Rostov and most of the officers after the review.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Let the end come, however cruel; at least then we’ll know whether we are to be the victors or the vanquished.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • When he rides in to vanquish the untouched tribes, don’t you think they fall down with desire before those sky-colored eyes?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I guessed, however, by his irregular and intercepted breathing, that he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The red, formidable difficulties of war had been vanquished.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • And then God’s majesty had vanquished the darkness.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He shuddered; then waved his nerveless hand with a vanquished gesture and said, "Tell ’em, Joe, tell ’em—it ain’t any use any more."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Wellington, three-quarters vanquished, admired heroically.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Forgotten already were the vanquished rivals and the love-tale red-written on the snow.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • Destiny and the gods’ will vanquished these, and their own hardness.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • He felt better after having eaten than he had felt before, less weary of his life, less vanquished in spirit.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Back in the ward, he found his wife lying vanquished beneath the blankets like a desiccated old vegetable, wrinkled, dry and white, her enfeebled tissues absolutely still.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I will never cease fighting until the Urgals are vanquished, Galbatorix is dead, and Alagaesia is free once more!
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In the past, the ruling groups of all countries, although they might recognize their common interest and therefore limit the destructiveness of war, did fight against one another, and the victor always plundered the vanquished.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Miss Ophelia seated herself resolutely on the lately vanquished trunk, and marshalling all her goods and chattels in fine military order, seemed resolved to defend them to the last.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Hermione put the vanquished Horcrux into the beaded bag, then climbed back into her bed and settled down without another word.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • "You are a brave youth, d’Artagnan," interrupted the cardinal, tapping him familiarly on the shoulder, charmed at having vanquished this rebellious nature.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • An honest Delaware now, being fairly vanquished, would have lain still, and been knocked on the head, but these knavish Maquas cling to life like so many cats-o’-the-mountain.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • And I, who had my head girt with horror, said, "Master, what is it that I hear? and what folk are they who seem in woe so vanquished?"
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Pa and Gillespie and Mack are some distance away, watching the barn, pink against the darkness where for the time the moonlight has been vanquished.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • And so indeed, as we thought, it happened; for three of the vanquished army crossing the creek, ran directly to the place, as to a thick wood for shelter; nor was it long before our scout gave us notice of it: as also, that the victors did not think fit to pursue them.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • And I answer myself, perhaps they believed a still greater power could exist, one that could vanquish even Lord Voldemort…. perhaps they now pay allegiance to another …. perhaps that champion of commoners, of Mudbloods and Muggles, Albus Dumbledore?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • So vanquished by the god-reared Aias lay Simoeisios Anthemides.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Momma had battled the Black Man and had vanquished him.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • The best fun was with Madame Joubert: Miss Wilson was a poor sickly thing, lachrymose and low-spirited, not worth the trouble of vanquishing, in short; and Mrs. Grey was coarse and insensible; no blow took effect on her.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • In arguing, too, the parson owned his skill, For, even though vanquished, he could argue still, While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • In fact, he rather prided himself on his narrow escapes, and liked to thrill the girls with graphic accounts of his triumphs over wrathful tutors, dignified professors, and vanquished enemies.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
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