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Definition of Victim

  • A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of.
  • A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.
  • A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a railroad accident.
  • Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.
  • an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
  • a person who is tricked or swindled

How to use victim in a sentence. Victim pronunciation.

There flashed before his mind the scene of death in which his own father had lain, butchered like a beast in the shambles, a victim to the rage of Ibrahim Pasha, the son of Mehemet Ali.
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At first it seemed to her that a trap had been set, and that David was to be the victim of Oriental duplicity; but revolt, as she did, from the miserable creature before them, she saw at last that he spoke the truth.
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He had been moved to come from a whisper in his soul; and he had the sure conviction of the predestinarian that he was not to be the victim of "The Scytheman" before his appointed time.
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Since he must die, since Destiny had befooled him, left him the victim of the avengers, he would end it here.
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Paulus had rescued her from the fall, but now-as he came up to her with two pieces of stone which were slightly hollowed, so that he had been able to bring some fresh water in them, and which he held level with great difficulty, walking with the greatest care-he thought that inexorable death had only too soon returned to claim the victim he had snatched from him, for Sirona's head hung down upon her breast, her face was sunk towards her lap, and at the back of her head, where her abundant hair parted into two flowing tresses, Paulus observed on the snowy neck of the insensible woman a red spot which the sun must have burnt there.
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As Merezhkovski puts it: "This victim of poverty dealt with money as if he held it not an evil, but utter rubbish.
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Every single one of his later novels is a footnote to actual circumstance; with any other author, we should say, for example, that his accounts of the thoughts that pass in a murderer's mind immediately before he assassinates his victim were the fantastical emanation of a diseased brain, and could never have taken place; one cannot do that in Dostoevski's case, for one is certain that he is drawing on his Siberian reservoir of fact.
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The factory itself is the villain of the story, and resembles some grotesque wild beast, that daily devours the blood, bone, and marrow of the throng of victims that enter its black jaws.
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In a few days, she was confined to her bed and pronounced by some doctors, a victim to consumption.
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Anguish was gnawing at his heart-strings, and language was inadequate to express his agony as he entered his wife's apartment, and there beheld the victims of his appetite, his loving wife and a darling child.
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A victim of licentiousness and sensuousness, who often, amid his sinful pleasures, had the memory of Christian parents before him, felt his was indeed a life of shame.
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He was _a victim to strong drink_ at that time, but _blessed be God, he has not drank one drop for five months_." SPIRITUAL STRENGTH.
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Some weeks since I sent in a request for prayer for my sons who had fallen victims to intemperance and vice.
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There were other victims of this disaster; and among a number of persons who recovered after long-continued sufferings were Prince Kourakin and Madame Durosnel, wife of the general of that name.
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Essentially, he was anything but ill-tempered; Horace and Nancy were far from regarding him with that resentful bitterness which is produced in the victims of a really harsh parent.
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Of an amiable disposition, and without independence of character, he might have been guided by a judicious parent through all the perils of his calf-love for Fanny French; thrown upon his own feeble resources, he regarded himself as a victim of the traditional struggle between prosaic age and nobly passionate youth, and resolved at all hazards to follow the heroic course-which meant, first of all, a cold taciturnity towards his father, and, as to his future conduct, a total disregard of the domestic restraints which he had hitherto accepted.
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One has to bear in mind the brutal fact that man and wife, as a rule, see a great deal too much of each other-thence most of the ills of married life: squabblings, discontents, small or great disgusts, leading often enough to _altri guai_ People get to think themselves victims of incompatibility, when they are merely suffering from a foolish custom-the habit of being perpetually together.
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A man of mild temper and humane instincts, he spent his day in hunting people who would not or could not pay the money they owed, straining his wits to circumvent the fraudulent, and swooping relentlessly upon the victims of misfortune.
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Unable to bear the sight of her, Nancy moved away, and stood with back turned, perforce hearing the moans and sobs and half-articulate words which lasted until the fit of hysteria left its victim in mute exhaustion.
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He is making her his victim.
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Examples of Victim

Example #1
He made a gesture so cruelly, so darkly, suggestive that Nahoum turned his head away.
Example #2
First, Nahoum told the story of David's coming, and Kaid's treatment of himself, the foreshadowing of his own doom.
Example #3
While they were speaking, Hylda had sat motionless watching.
Example #4
Hylda, who met his look with a repugnance which made her face rigid.
Example #5
His mind resumed its composure, and he watchfully waited the return of the slave.
Example #6
He only felt a moment's apprehension, however.