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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TROPHIES

You worship victories, for in your trophies the cross is the heart of the trophy.

The others had returned, and were all busily engaged with the trophies of the traps.

A little whatnot in one corner was laden with the trophies of battle.

His trophies are the wooden guns from Centreville and Manassas.

There were trophies of Streichinstrumente and Blaseinstrumente.

What, we have been accustomed to ask, are their trophies in the practical?

Her cavern must be full of dead men's bones, trophies of her conquests.

But they bear with them trophies that fully confirm the record of their daring.

"On the tribunal by the trophies of Germanicus, which are near the shrine of the Fides" (May 15, 86).

The doors were stolen in 1167, and carried to Viterbo as trophies of war.

WORD ORIGIN

1510s, "a spoil or prize of war," from Middle French trophée (15c.) from Latin trophaeum "a sign of victory, monument," originally tropaeum, from Greek tropaion "monument of an enemy's defeat," noun use of neuter of adjective tropaios "of defeat," from trope "a rout," originally "a turning" (of the enemy); see trope. Figurative extension to any token or memorial of victory is first recorded 1560s. Trophy wife attested by 1984.

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