Intense as she is, Maggie now throws all the ardour of her nature into renunciation and self-conquest.
The purpose of it, so far as it affected action, was self-conquest.
Then there came over her countenance a strange gleam of joy, as if she triumphed in self-conquest.
When it is, it forms not the heroes of impulse only, but those also of self-conquest.
His aim has been, not to teach a new national pride, but to inculcate a new heroism of self-conquest, a new faith in justice.
I believe that this self-conquest showed that the boy had true genius.
It has won victories for warriors; freedom for oppressed nations; and self-conquest for millions of men, women, and children.
You would say that self-conquest lies at the base of all other victories.
He felt as if that self-conquest was a duty he owed to the very tombs of his fathers.
He found the cause to be self-indulgence and the cure to be self-conquest.
early 14c., a merged word from Old French conquest "acquisition" (Modern French conquêt), and Old French conqueste "conquest, acquisition" (Modern French conquête), both from past participle of conquerre, from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (see conquer).