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pillage

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Definition to violently steal goods — especially as spoils of war
  • I thought you and Feeney and a few of your hedonistic friends were going out to rape and pillage.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Marauding and pillaging by redcoats and Hessians had gotten out of hand.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • While Seabiscuit had spent the summer pillaging the West, War Admiral had been plundering the East with four triumphs in succession.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • It made you wonder how much the nature of Charleston depended on its deliverance from pillage and fire.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Although," he added, "given their successful track record for looting and pillaging, I can't say that they were incorrect."
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The phrase seemed to describe an action of modified assault and restrained pillage.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • No; there must be a master craftsman behind this border pillage; a master capable of handling those terrors Poggin and Knell.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • Let's take back our pillaged eyes!
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • You pillaged their libraries and gathered up their stores of knowledge, and as of yet, you have shared none of that lore with anyone else.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • They've been pillaging Pan's kingdom ever since.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Molly had always thought the Indians rebelled like guerrillas, scalping and pillaging.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • And no stopping for looting or pillaging!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Crouching like that, she's like a doll, an old one that's been pillaged and discarded, in some corner, akimbo.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • Again he went pillaging.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • I saw folk under it up to the brow, and the great Centaur said, "These are tyrants who gave themselves to blood and pillage.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • Florence and Alice passed the dead woman and pillaged wreck on the way to town.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Pillaged from Thebes and brought up here to decorate Russia's new imperial city, St. Petersburg.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Came from a Spanish ship they pillaged, I reckon.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Nearly a fortnight ago we passed through Yazuac and found it pillaged.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Burning, looting, pillaging—now there was a demigod!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena

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