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  1. spoilsnoun

    That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.

    "Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils." uE000187786uE001Milton.

  2. spoilsnoun

    Public offices and their benefits regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage; -- commonly in the plural; as

    to the victor belong the spoils

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  1. spoils

    Whatever is taken from the enemy in time of war. Among the ancient Greeks, the spoils were divided among the whole army, only the share given to the general was the largest; but among the Romans the spoils belonged to the republic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoils in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spoils in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of spoils in a Sentence

  1. Anatole France:

    Nothing spoils a confession like repentance.

  2. Sergei Chemezov:

    They understand that we have an enormous market. And whoever comes here first, they get all the spoils.

  3. John Gray:

    It is not giving children more that spoils them it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.

  4. Quentin Crisp:

    Life is a game in which the rules are constantly changing nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously. Adultery Phooey You should never subjugate yourself to another nor seek the subjugation of someone else to yourself. If you follow that Crispian principle you will be able to say 'Phooey,' too, instead of reaching for your gun when you fancy yourself betrayed.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Expelling out a person accordingly, from the assembly, circle, or gathering, who spoils the surrounding of that neither falls under the discrimination nor a violation of the freedom of expression. Veritably, it executes and preserves the context-beauty of the disciplinary principles.

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