Administration officials tell me that reacting favorably toward a cease fire proposal would lead Gaddafi to think he's winning.
The two political parties had better remember that if they have any interest in winning in November.
Despite the high spirits in the Chirikova campaign, others are skeptical about her chances of winning.
An October poll showed that only 18 percent of Mexicans believe the government is winning.
The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation.
Sulla, meanwhile, was winning victories in the East, and the news of them somewhat disturbed the ruthless conquerors.
If we are to keep in the race at all, to say nothing of winning it, the spirit must be free.
A sense of achievement; of conquering the unconquerable; of pitting human wits against giants and winning—a sporting chance.
The winning of a battle is not enough to engage all our admiration; it must be won by an artist.
Our dear friends, the public, are always well disposed towards a winning man.
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.
Old English winn "labor, strife, conflict," from the source of win (v.). Modern sense of "a victory in a game or contest" is first attested 1862, from the verb.