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Definition of Triumph


  1. A magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy.
  2. Hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant.
  3. A state of joy or exultation for success.
  4. Success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge.
  5. A trump card; also, an old game at cards.
  6. To celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation.
  7. To obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail.
  8. To be prosperous; to flourish.
  9. To play a trump card.
  10. To obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph.

Triumph Quotations

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke

The great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.
Basil Hume

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine
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Triumph Translations

triumph in Dutch is zegevieren, zegepralen, triomferen
triumph in French is triomphe, triomphal
triumph in German is Triumph, Triumph, triumphiere
triumph in Latin is triumphus
triumph in Portuguese is triunfo
triumph in Spanish is triunfo
triumph in Swedish is triumfera, triumf
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