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Vae meaning

Vae - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. See Voe.

Vae - examples of usage

  1. His celebrated answer, " Vae victis," will live as long as the world. - "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.
  2. And for this reason: although linen lasts so much longer than cotton, that it is in reality cheaper in the end, the poor would rather make the smaller outlay in the first instance, and, by virtue of the law of Vae victis! - "Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I", Honore de Balzac.
  3. Blasts of wind from the abyss; sightless and raging forces issuing from the seething depths of animalism; a mad impulse towards destruction and self- destruction; the crude appetites of the herd; distorted religion; mystical erections of the soul enamoured of the infinite, and seeking the morbid assuagement of joy through suffering, through its own suffering, and through the suffering of others; the pretentious despotism of reason, claiming the right to impose on others the unity it lacks yet desires; romanticist flashes of an imagination kindled by memories of the past; the academic phantasmagoria of official history, of the patriotic history which is ever ready to brandish the " Vae Victis" of Brennus, or the " Gloria Victis," as circumstances may dictate.... - "The Forerunners", Romain Rolland.
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