victim

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n victim an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
    • n victim a person who is tricked or swindled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: More than 90% of shark attack victims survive
    • Victim A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of. "Led like a victim , to my death I'll go."
    • Victim 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.
    • Victim 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.
    • Victim Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Shark cartilage has been used to make artificial skin for human burn victims
    • n victim A living being sacrificed to a deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; usually, some beast slain in sacrifice: but the sacrifice of human beings has been practised by many peoples with the object of appeasing the wrath or conciliating the favor of some deity, or in the ceremonies connected with the making of vows and covenants.
    • n victim A person sacrificed; a person killed or ruined, or greatly injured, or made to suffer in the pursuit of an object, or for the gratification of a passion or infatuation, or from disease or disaster: as, many have fallen victims to jealousy, to ambition; a victim to rheumatism; the victims of a railroad accident.
    • n victim One who is cheated or duped; a dupe; a gull: as, the victim of a confidence man.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mr. Boddy is the murder victim in the game "Clue."
    • n Victim vik′tim a living being offered as a sacrifice: some thing or person destroyed in the pursuit of an object: a person suffering injury: a dupe
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.”
  • Thomas Gray
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    “Alas! regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come nor care beyond today.”
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
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    “Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.”
  • Buckminster Fuller
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    “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”
  • Ti-Grace Atkinson
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    “Love is the victim's response to the rapist.”
  • Betty Friedan
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    “Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. victima,: cf. F. victime,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. victima, a beast for sacrifice, adorned with the fillet—vincīre, to bind.

Usage

In literature:

The victim fell, his own weapon clutched in his hand, a fraction too late.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Colin was the victim selected for this duty.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Many other victims were sacrificed to the popular fury.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Saben's men are slain, Saben himself falls a victim to Dietrich's sword.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Turtles become its easy victims.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sometimes the victim and the victimizer meet, the money demanded is paid over, and there the matter ends.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
She is the victim of jest and suspicion, and later of jibes and insults.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
A cold tremor crept upon her; she remembered the denunciation and the uncertain fate of the victim.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
He would think of her as a victim, as a martyr, as a sacrifice.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He died the victim of his love of country.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
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In poetry:

M'ALPINE - brutes like him are few -
In greediness delights,
A melancholy victim to
Unchastened appetites.
"The Two Ogres" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Thy Judge will ne'er demand of thee
Two payments for one debt;
Thee with one victim wholly free
Thy Husband kindly set.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
They enter'd in the temple,
And stood before the shrine,
It stream'd with the victim's blood,
With incense and with wine.
"Hannibal's Oath" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
O saving Victim, open wide
The gate of Heaven to man below;
Our foes press on from every side;
Your aid supply; Your strength bestow.
"O Saving Victim, Open Wide" by Thomas Aquinas
There many a noble virgin came
To bid the world she loved….adieu;
There, victim of parental pride,
To years of hopeless grief withdrew.
"Julia, or the Convent of St. Claire" by Amelia Opie
'And he, who had wish'd to conceal
That the woman he lov'd had been poor,
Began all his folly to feel,
When the victim could hearken no more.
"The Old Fisherman" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Baldwin missed 2009 vote on honoring 9-11 victims.
Don't let victims' rights fall to partisan bickering .
National Crime Victims' Rights Week was in April.
Tornado victim died sheltering her child, sheriff says.
The new world of high-tech prosthetics includes the Tibion Bionic limb, that helps stroke victims re-learn how to use their legs.
Birdman 's Attorneys say Nuggets' center is victim.
The victims' families spoke about their tragic losses and the need for Metro safety improvements.
And now, the victim's family is speaking about the crime and how the man was finally captured.
An elderly Mishawaka couple is out $5,000 after falling victim to a blacktop scam.
Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) looks like a crimefighter in her red cloak, but she plays the victim.
Soccer is a victim of own popularity.
Remembering victims of the Brookfield shooting.
Victim of beating found bound and blindfolded .
The victims were struck at around 7:15.
Funeral for sibling victims of bonfire.
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In science:

In order to contact a victim, the attacker must know the SIP URI of the victim.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
If an attacker wants to reach as many victims as possible he must catalogue valid assigned SIP URIs.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
Because the Proxy is not involved and SIP messages are sent directly to the victim, the attacker can use any SIP identity he wishes as source address.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
In response the attacker calls human solver and ”REFER”s the victim to him.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
As the result the victim accepts and the human solver solves CAPTCHAs.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
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