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Wiktionary

  1. spoils(Noun)

    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. spoils(Noun)

    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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  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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How to say spoils in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice:

    The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.

  2. Norman Mailer:

    I think it's bad to talk about one's present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The more a mother intrudes with her advice into her married daughter’s house, the more she spoils her daughter’s relationship with the spouse.

  5. Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne:

    What Jaguar has done with the Lightweight [E-Type] cars is clever, but reinventing the 250 is a tough gig, and living off the spoils of the past is a bad habit to get into.

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