Usage examples for spoils

  1. Either I put too much or too little sentiment into my verses; sometimes they are all sentiment together; not unfrequently they have none at all; or the sentiment is false, which spoils them, you know. – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. After this the Acarnanians allotted a third of the spoils to the Athenians, and divided the rest among their own different towns. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  3. By him he sent to ask his father to enjoy that triumph and tread on those spoils of the enemy, a custom they have as a sign of victory. – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa