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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRUMPS

If she had the ace of trumps in her hand at whist, she wouldn't say anything, child.

"I offer you no violence," said the Admiral, smiling, as only the man who holds the trumps can smile.

But de Quadra held the trumps, and was not easily intimidated.

You mean—no matter—I suppose the luckiest hand is not all trumps!

And how long do you give your trumps to sound before your Millennium dawns?

"I'll bring them to their trumps," he said, when Mr. Cannel engaged him.

But the powder was our only trumps; we had but to play it and leave the rest to fortune.

She had the pirate's instincts, and being put to her trumps, was nimble.

You're the Queen of Hearts and all the rest of the trumps in the deck.

“All right,” said I, feeling I must play one or two of my trumps.

WORD ORIGIN

"playing card of a suit ranking above others," 1520s, alteration of triumph, name of a card game.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.