In an attempt to vanquish the monster, the superheroes step in and pummel him, knocking him to the ground.
She is credited with helping to end the war and vanquish dictator Charles Taylor in 2003, opening the door for Sirleaf.
Peter Beinart on why the left needs to stop the linguistic dithering—and win the only battle that can vanquish al Qaeda.
To be competitive here three years from now, Rand knows he needs to vanquish Ron's long shadow.
We invaded to vanquish al Qaeda and deny it sanctuary on Afghan soil.
I guessed, however, by his irregular and intercepted breathing, that he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion.
There is not another instrument can be discovered, to disarm and vanquish the human mind.
I cannot, nor do I desire to, vanquish the friendly obligation which help from you imposes on me.
The Church was peace—peace from the noise of life, and strength to fight and to vanquish.
Long ago, when I was a child, I set out to vanquish the world.
early 14c., from Old French venquis (past tense), and vencus (p.p.), from veintre "defeat," from Latin vincere "defeat" (see victor). Influenced in Middle English by Middle French vainquiss-, present stem of vainquir "conquer," from Old French vainkir, alteration of veintre. Related: Vanquished; vanquishing.