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Conquistadors conquered more people with European diseases than with their weapons.
  a Spanish word meaning someone who conquers other people — especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century
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  • Conquistadors conquered more people with European diseases than with their weapons.
  • The rats that brought the bubonic plague to Europe, the conquistadors who brought smallpox to the Native Americans.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • My great-great-something-something-grandfather was a conquistador.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • The spoils of a conquest that the country had long ago forgotten, and that some conquistador had failed to tell his children about.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • His heart had been heavy since we came to the town, the second figure spoke, his forefathers were men of the sea, the Marez people, they were conquistadors, men whose freedom was unbounded.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • His entries were always dramatic, and he always conducted his inspections with the flair and panache of a benevolent conquistador.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • They were not like the conquistadors who preceded them.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • That’s how the Aztecs described Cortes and the conquistadors when they arrived at Tenochtitlan.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Then he puts her right side up and laughs a great big Conquistador laugh that comes all the way from the green, motherland hills of Spain.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • My theory is that the god of thunder Huracan always acts up around the holiday of the Conquistador, who killed off all his Taino devotees.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies

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  • David, what do conquistadors have to do with anything?
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • After the toast, the Spanish ambassador presents this illustrious descendant of the great Conquistador with yet another medal.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Perhaps, I could conquer this jewel as El Conquistador conquered our island!
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • "One of the ghosts on the balcony was wearing conquistador armor," Nico recalled.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Behind her, the second-story balconies of her family house were crowded with glowing figures: a man with a forked beard and rusted conquistador armor; another bearded man in eighteenth-century pirate clothes, his shirt peppered with gunshot holes; a lady in a bloody nightgown; a U.S. Navy captain in his dress whites; and a dozen more Reyna knew from her childhood—all of them glaring at her accusingly, their voices whispering in her mind: Traitor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
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