Usage examples for conquest

  1. Lorraine became French in 1552, more than three centuries before the war of 1870. Lorraine became French not after a war and as the result of a conquest, but according to a treaty signed by all the Protestant Princes of Germany, in which we find the following sentence, which is really worthy of meditation: " We find just that the King of France, as promptly as possible, takes possession of the towns of Toul, Metz, and Verdun, where the German language has never been used." – Fighting France by Stephane Lauzanne
  2. This makes him somewhat late in life to set about the conquest of an empire. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. I too may try, and if this arm can wing The feather'd arrow through the destined ring, Then if no happier night the conquest boast, I shall not sorrow for a mother lost; But, bless'd in her, possess those arms alone, Heir of my father's strength, as well as throne. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope