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ravish -- as in: afraid they would ravish her
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  • Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from you your happiness forever.
  • Felix seemed ravished with delight when he saw her, every trait of sorrow vanished from his face, and it instantly expressed a degree of ecstatic joy, of which I could hardly have believed it capable; his eyes sparkled, as his cheek flushed with pleasure; and at that moment I thought him as beautiful as the stranger.

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  • The soldiers ravished the city.
  • "That girl been ravished," he said.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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