Synonyms for winning
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If we are to keep in the race at all, to say nothing of winning it, the spirit must be free.
He could not even keep her after winning her; desire blinded him.
The winning of a battle is not enough to engage all our admiration; it must be won by an artist.
She now suffered him to regain courage, by winning back some of his own money.
What a winning singularity must have distinguished his actions!
I had hoped that I should win, that I was winning, my way to her affection!
But there is nothing singular in that; who could help loving so beautiful and winning a creature!
But Hamish could not lose his sunny temperament, his winning manner.
Let the Doctor play the winning game; I will play the losing one.
I see him winning it so well, that my name is made illustrious there by the light of his.
fusion of Old English winnan "struggle for, work at, strive, fight," and gewinnan "to gain or succeed by struggling, to win," both from Proto-Germanic *wenwanan (cf. Old Saxon winnan, Old Norse vinna, Old Frisian winna, Dutch winnen "to gain, win," Danish vinde "to win," Old High German winnan "to strive, struggle, fight," German gewinnen "to gain, win," Gothic gawinnen "to suffer, toil"). Perhaps related to wish, or from PIE *van- "overcome, conquer." Related: Won; winning.
Sense of "to be victorious" is recorded from c.1300. Breadwinner preserves the sense of "toil" in Old English winnan. Phrase you can't win them all (1954) first attested in Raymond Chandler. Winningest is attested by 1804.
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