winning post

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n winning post the post at the end of a racecourse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Winning post the post, or goal, at the end of a race.
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Quotations

  • L. Ron Hubbard
    L. Ron Hubbard
    “The only way you can be successful on a post or win at it is to be at cause over it.”

Usage

In literature:

One couldn't see the ponies till they were within a hundred yards of the winning-post.
"Peking Dust" by Ellen N. La Motte
And now the winning post was close at hand.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 19th, 1914" by Various
His son asks now for the post: this son who shoots with a peacocked arrow to win my prize.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
Never look back and make every post a winning one.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
Where the actual winning-post could be we had given up trying to conjecture.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
B., there's the winning-post,' and mark whether I won't get my speed up.
"Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) A Man Of Our Day" by Charles James Lever
That will be the winning post.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
Margaret stopped at the bush which was to be the winning post.
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
The stranger had now got within a flight of the winning post, when the fiend had nearly caught up to him.
"Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 of 2" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The cheering commenced, it became deafening as Picton drew near to the winning post.
"Fast as the Wind" by Nat Gould
To be so near the winning-post, and yet lose the race!
"Luttrell Of Arran Complete" by Charles James Lever
The former kept a slight lead, and as Kelley's efforts to pass him were unavailing, he rowed past the winning-post a quarter of a length ahead.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 2" by Charles Mackie
Twenty-five thousand pounds at stake, a fortune on Barellan and the horse was only a few lengths from the winning post.
"The Sweep Winner" by Nat Gould
So they had not gone half way when he was in at the winning-post.
"Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland" by Jeremiah Curtin
The horses were close to the winning post, a few more strides would decide it.
"The Runaways" by Nat Gould
The winning post lay close ahead, they must ride all they knew.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
The ring, twenty yards distant, is just opposite, with the winning-post about four yards in front of it.
"The Humour and Pathos of Anglo-Indian Life" by Dr. Ticklemore
They were now in the straight reach, and in sight of the winning-post, and their opponents were steadily gaining on them.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
The winning-post is approached.
"Sporting Society, Vol. I (of 2)" by Various
Winning post Poteau d'arrivee.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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In poetry:

And you find you 're mistaken; there 's lots more to come,
More banging, more screeching of fiddle and drum,
Till when the last ending is finished and done,
You feel like a horse when the winning-post 's won.
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Behind him Davy did his best,
With hopeless eye and lip compressed:
Beat by a snow-shoe length at most, They flash and pass the winning-post.
The maiden said, "I'll gladly wed
The youth who in this race has led."
"The Demon Snow-Shoes (A Legend of Kiandra)" by Barcroft Henry Boake
"God help us now - the end has come!" the wretched woman cried,
And leant against the gate to catch her breath;
While the tiny, blue-eyed toddler cheered his father
on his ride
Towards the ghastly winning-post of Death.
"Jack Corrigan" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Loveland posts their 4th shutout of the season with a 14-0 win over Winton Woods.
Nevada brothel owner wins county commission post.
More than $127,000 worth of jewelry has been swiped from the West Village home of award-winning actress Julianne Moore, police sources told The Post.
Falk posted his ninth and 10th wins in Saturday's Langley Federal Credit Union Twin 50s for the EZ Auto in.
John Glenn, Shenandoah, Newcomerstown post wins.
The Redskins survived a fumbled fourth-quarter kickoff by Niles Paul (above) in overtime win over Ravens (John McDonnell/The Washington Post).
Shamrocks post win over Rockford for another shot against Detroit Cass Tech.
GA posts 2-1 win over Springside CHA .
Dan Bailey kicked his seventh career game-winning field goal, booting a 40-yarder as time expired as grieving Dallas posted its fourth win in five contests.
Sam Houston State will be making its fourth trip to the NCAA baseball national playoffs after winning the Southland Conference post season tournament title Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Texas State-San Marcos.
The Condors scored 103 points and posted a team time of 79 minutes, 27 seconds to win the boys championship race.
Even without Carmelo Anthony the New York Knicks were able to post an impressive 112-92 road win in Miami to stay in control of the Eastern Conference .
Marywood University swept its singles and doubles matches against Cedar Crest College to post a 9-0 win in nonconference action.
House GOP leader says law will enable Romney to win Pa. By Laura Olson / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau.
Monique Sanchez posted a 6-0, 6-0 singles win for the Rangers.
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In science:

Chawla et al. pioneered the study of approximation guarantees for sequential posted pricings (SPMs), a very simple class of mechanisms in which the seller makes a sequence of take-it-or-leave-it offers to the agents, with each offer specifying an item and a price that the agent must pay in order to win the item.
Matroid Prophet Inequalities
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