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

But, after all, Max carried the trophy of Steve's shots close to the camp.

Then Doug turned placidly back to the construction of his trophy.

They captured about two hundred shields, and set up a trophy.

So they set up a trophy, and took up their quarters for the night.

On this spot the Ephesians erected a trophy, and another at Coressus.

The Thebans after that set up a trophy and gave back the bodies under a truce.

The result was a defeat at the moment, and Timotheus set up a trophy at Alyzia.

He left the lodge, and ere their laughter had ceased, returned with his trophy.

"Only that I have killed a wolf, and am not allowed to bring in my trophy," replied Emma.

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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