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Definition to steal — often after conquering the location with the goods


the goods stolen
  • The conquerors plundered the town and surrounding countryside.
plundered = stole goods
  • The pirates plundered small towns on that part of the coast.
  • plundered = stole goods from
  • The rulers have been plundering their country for decades.
  • The chest was filled with plunder.
  • What about all the crooks and thieves and just plain idiots who will come into power and steal and plunder the same as before—
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • plunder = steal goods
  • He has plundered our seas,
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • plundered = stolen from
  • He walked out through the woods to where they'd left the cart. It was still lying there but it had been plundered.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • plundered = stolen from (things of value had been stolen from the cart)
  • Dragons steal gold and jewels, you know, from men and elves and dwarves, wherever they can find them; and they guard their plunder as long as they live
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • plunder = stolen goods
  • She thought about the mayor, down in his room full of plunder, gorging on peaches and asparagus and wrapping his huge body in elegant new clothes.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • plunder = stolen goods
  • At the age of two, he got up in the middle of the night, found his way outside without waking his parents, and entered a house down the street to plunder a neighbor's candy drawer.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • plunder = steal from
  • The skiff was half full of plunder which that gang had stole there on the wreck.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • plunder = stolen goods
  • I am done with the monster of "We," the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehood and shame.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem
  • plunder = stealing
  • They'll dream about vicious children plundering the nest.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • plundering = stealing from
  • This writer plundered from famous authors
  • He was arrested for plundering.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He felt richer than Robinson Crusoe with all the plunder from that sunken ship.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • What! servants of thy own Merciful Son, who came to seek and save The homeless and the outcast, fettering down The tasked and plundered slave!
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Miss Stuart was in exile, from plundered Scotland still declining, three thousand miles away.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • I may trow away the bag! for if there's plunder, 'twill not be the wife of sich as yerself that will be privileged to be getting the same.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • He glanced through it hurriedly, mumbling all the time, judged 'it would do,' and took himself off with this plunder.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness

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