Quitters never win; winners never quit - If you quit you will never get what you want, but if you keep trying you will find a way to get what you want. ('Quitters never win, winners never quit, but those who never win and never quit are idiots' is a variation accredited to Larry Kersten)
Slow and steady wins the race - This expression means that consistency, although progress may be slow, will eventually be more beneficial than being hasty or careless just to get something done.
Win by a nose - If somebody wins by a nose, they only just beat the others.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. winnen, AS. winnan, to strive, labor, fight, endure; akin to OFries. winna, OS. winnan, D. winnen, to win, gain, G. gewinnen, OHG. winnan, to strive, struggle, Icel. vinna, to labor, suffer, win, Dan. vinde, to win, Sw. vinna, Goth. winnan, to suffer, Skr. van, to wish, get, gain, conquer. √138. Cf. Venerate Winsome Wish Wont (a.)
If you've watched the ace fall, you win.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
One credit can win you ten.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
How could I win her love?
"The Birthright" by Joseph Hocking
Sounding away the increase of his winning.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
A player infringing any of the rules, or playing in an irregular manner, is looed, and the amount of his winnings, if any, is left in the pool.
"Round Games with Cards" by W. H. Peel
We shall win, for we are not letting things be the way our fathers did.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
You are the person who does not wish him to win.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
I'll bet he and Jack win the race, too.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
He had to win her cooperation.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
I certainly wish to win the Scholarship; I am struggling with all my might and main to win it.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
"Bravely borne, men's heaviest burden
Ever lighter lies;
Wrestling with me, win the guerdon;
Gain thy wish, arise!"
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Thou dost not know it! but to win
Approval from thine eyes,
My soul has conquered many a sin,
And conquering neared the skies.
"Thou Dost Not Know" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
That never more shall have a day,
Brings this man to that rest
Which none can win but only they
Whom God hath called and blest
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
The very birks they ken her name,
They sigh it in their sorrow;
It's in the win' frae Yarrow braes;
It's in the rush o' Yarrow.
"A Dream Of Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson
"Thy faith and troth thou'se never get,
Of me shalt never win,
Till that thou come within my bower,
And kiss my cheek and chin."
"Sweet William's Ghost" by Henry Morley
Ah! dearest mother, since too oft
The world yet wins some Demas frail
E'en from thine arms, so kind and soft,
May thy tried comforts never fail!
"St. Luke" by John Keble
We love to celebrate wins, our favorite high school team putting one in the "win" column.
In other words, if the GOP can win these seats, Democrats will actually have to win 30 seats to retake the majority.
Only three Roadrunners picked up wins against St Johns, which was coming off a team win at the Doc Wright Invitational the previous weekend.
Each win gets them closer, and they are only a few wins away now.
Hillsman ranks 3rd in career wins at SU is is the fastest coach to post 100 wins.
Delanie Walker's touchdown catch in the third quarter proved to be the winning score as San Francisco took a 13-6 win over Seattle in a tough battle at Candlestick Park.
Juan Pablo Ángel uncorks the game-winning PK during Chivas USA's 2-1 win over the Carolina RailHawks in Cary, NC.
File photoPlacer County Supervisor Jack Duran calls a tentative tax-sharing plan between City of Roseville and Placer County a win-win.
WIN with SoJO Do You Know this week and win a pair of tickets to see Jason Mraz at Susquehenna Bank Center.
Kaneland girls soccer got the season off to a winning start with a rain-swept 4-0 win at Illinois Math & Science Academy in Aurora on Tuesday.
If LSU wins, the Republican wins the White House.
And if Alabama wins, the Democrat wins.
I didn't win locally, and nationally I really didn't win.
"A win is a win, you always like to see the guys work hard," said Celina coach Bruce Strine.
Powerball One Iowa ticket matched the Powerball winning numbers on Sept 26, winning $200 million.
Player II wins if the sequence hrβ : β ∈ αi belongs to the set A.
Player II wins if the sequence hhβ : β ∈ αi belongs to the set A.
By stopping after the m(k)-th operation, it can be shown that the player will then win with probability > 1/2.
Parrondo Games and Quantum Algorithms
F E ′ Λw (µ) where Λw is the set of integer vectors a ∈ Zd with 0 ≤ ai < wiN for 1 ≤ i ≤ d.
When β > 0, the poorer agent has a higher probability of winning, the difference from the original probability (= 1/2) depending on the value of β .
Stochastic Maps, Wealth Distribution in Random Asset Exchange Models and the Marginal Utility of Relative Wealth