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ravish -- as in: afraid they would ravish her
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  • Not the white bull Jupiter swimming away with ravished Europa clinging to his graceful horns; his lovely, leering eyes sideways intent upon the maid; with smooth bewitching fleetness, rippling straight for the nuptial bower in Crete; not Jove, not that great majesty Supreme! did surpass the glorified White Whale as he so divinely swam.

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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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