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ravish -- as in: afraid they would ravish her
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Love's Labour's Lost
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  • O! if in black my lady’s brows be deck’d, It mourns that painting and usurping hair Should ravish doters with a false aspect; And therefore is she born to make black fair.
  • Never durst poet touch a pen to write Until his ink were temper’d with Love’s sighs; O! then his lines would ravish savage ears, And plant in tyrants mild humility.
  • His eye begets occasion for his wit, For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit’s expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales, And younger hearings are quite ravished; So sweet and voluble is his discourse.
  • Our court, you know, is haunted With a refined traveller of Spain; A man in all the world’s new fashion planted, That hath a mint of phrases in his brain; One who the music of his own vain tongue Doth ravish like enchanting harmony; A man of complements, whom right and wrong Have chose as umpire of their mutiny: This child of fancy, that Armado hight, For interim to our studies shall relate, In high-born words, the worth of many a knight From tawny Spain lost in the world’s debate.

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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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