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  • Let the planet be convulsed with exploding bombs, the country ravished daily by new hordes, all his neighbors taken out and shothe could accept it all more easily than he dared admit.†   (source)
  • What is it in the thought of wealth from the ground that so intoxicates, so ravishes away from all reasonable judgment, the generality of mankind?†   (source)
  • Many hundred women ravished.†   (source)
  • To ravish you, of course.†   (source)
  • It's said he leaves a trail of butchered babes and ravished maids behind him.†   (source)
  • Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.†   (source)
  • In all those paths, the Red men dwindled, confined to tiny preserves of desolate land, until the whole land was White, and therefore brutalized into submission, stripped and cut and ravished, giving vast amounts of food that was only an imitation of the true harvest, poisoned into life by alchemical trickery.†   (source)
  • We transport you into a world of intrigue and illusion ...clowns, if you like, murderers-we can do you ghosts and battles, on the skirmish level, heroes, villains, tormented lovers-set pieces in the poetic vein; we can do you rapiers or rape or both, by all means, faithless wives and ravished virgins-flagrante delicto at a price, but that comes under realism for which there are special terms.†   (source)
  • For minutes she sat there listening, smiling, chilled, ravished while the unrecapturable became captured and slowly began to melt her fierce anguish.†   (source)
  • His arms and shoulders were thick as a man's, the iron-toed shoes, rising out of the water on the cellar floor, enormous; but his face (the Sunlight Man observed, moving closer, stirring the sluggish lake) was like that of a suffering child, some ravished half-wit virgin.†   (source)
  • The calvary that stretches out before you is the road of defense of our motherland against the ravishers who flood her fields with fratricidal blood.†   (source)
  • He must laugh, sleep, ravish, he must talk and sleep.†   (source)
  • The soldiers ravished the city.
    ravished = overwhelmed, plundered, and raped
  • Are you saying we're not ravish-worthy?†   (source)
  • Been ravished.†   (source)
  • When she had convinced herself she no longer looked like the ravished maiden from the cover of a romance novel, she went for the hand towels—nothing romantic about that—grabbing one and wetting it down, then rubbing it with soap.†   (source)
  • She knew, of course, that she was being supremely unfair, that Franz was the best man she had ever hadhe was intelligent, he understood her paintings, he was handsome and goodbut the more she thought about it, the more she longed to ravish his intelligence, defile his kindheartedness, and violate his powerless strength.†   (source)
  • They lead the relentless foreigners to the houses of their neighbors and strip poor women and children of everything they have to eat or wear; and after plundering them in this sort, the brutes often ravish the mothers and daughters and compel the fathers and sons to behold their brutality.†   (source)
  • At Newark, according to the report of a congressional committee, three women, one of whom was in her seventies, another pregnant, were "most horribly ravished."†   (source)
  • A girl cannot step into the bushes to pluck a rose without running the most imminent risk of being ravished, and they are so little accustomed to these vigorous methods that they don't bear them with the proper resignation, and of consequence we have most entertaining courts-martial every day.†   (source)
  • One evening about ten winters ago she was walking near the ghetto and was sexually assaulted by a Jew—it turned out that he was a butcher—who dragged her into an alley and ravished her repeatedly.†   (source)
  • But the radio itself bewitched her not by its music but by its very being—ravished her by its size, its shape, its adorable shrunken self, its cuteness, its miniatureness, its incredible portability.†   (source)
  • He would ravish her and cut her throat at the moment of climax.†   (source)
  • He took the ravished body of that poor working girl"the money was in her dress, I say"and dumped it four floors down an air-shaft.†   (source)
  • The Beta blond was ravished away into the sky and kept there, hovering, for three weeks in a wildly anti-social tête-à-tête with the black madman.†   (source)
  • He was dark of face, swarthy as a pirate, and his eyes were as bold and black as any pirate's appraising a galleon to be scuttled or a maiden to be ravished.†   (source)
  • It was from here, the story went, that they set forth in the spring on their ill-fated search for the seven golden cities of Quivera, taking with them slaves and concubines ravished from the Pecos people.†   (source)
  • He cannot ravish.†   (source)
  • all the doomed—a little island set in a smiling and fury-lurked and incredible indigo sea, which was the halfway point between what we call the jungle and what we call civilization, halfway between the dark inscrutable continent from which the black blood, the black bones and flesh and thinking and remembering and hopes and desires, was ravished by violence, and the cold known land to which it was doomed, the civilised land and people which had expelled some of its own blood and thinking and desires that had become too crass to be faced and borne longer, and set it homeless and desperate on the lonely ocean—a little lost island in a latitude which would require ten thousand years o†   (source)
  • It is a sad day for American civilization when a white man will try to stay the hand of justice from a bestial monstrosity who has ravished and struck down one of the finest and most delicate flowers of our womanhood.†   (source)
  • I had been pleased with Robin's playing, Alan's ravished me.†   (source)
  • 'On the contrary, Mr Flintwinch; if not tiresome to you, I shall be ravished!'†   (source)
  • O would that I, before that spirit-power,
    Ravished and rapt from life, had sunken!†   (source)
  • The lover is the priest; the ravished virgin is terrified.†   (source)
  • Well enough pleased, excessively enchanted, and with all their hearts ravished.†   (source)
  • The enthusiasm, the selflessness behind the whole performance ravished her, the technic of moving many varied types, each as immobile, as dependent on supplies of attention as an infantry battalion is dependent on rations, appeared so effortless that he still had pieces of his own most personal self for everyone.†   (source)
  • And then it occurred to me suddenly that my parents could not fail to experience the same emotions, that they must find themselves sharing my point of view, that they perceived in their turn, that they condoned, that they even embraced my visionary longings, and I was as wretched as though I had ravished and corrupted the innocence of their hearts.†   (source)
  • But the human spirit had tried by a desperate contortion to ravish the unknown, flinging down science and history in the struggle, yes, beauty herself.†   (source)
  • Then they took the convicts from the plantations, but not until one of the fairest regions of the "Oakey Woods" had been ruined and ravished into a red waste, out of which only a Yankee or an immigrant could squeeze more blood from debt-cursed tenants.†   (source)
  • It was in vain that he assured himself that this possible meeting at Prevost's (the tension of waiting for which so ravished, stripped so bare the intervening moments that he could find nothing, not one idea, not one memory in his mind beneath which his troubled spirit might take shelter and repose) would probably, after all, should it take place, be much the same as all their meetings, of no great importance.†   (source)
  • Some of them had been delivered down from the time of the Saxon princes; others were purchased with vast revenues, or perchance ravished from the dead brows of the native potentates of Hindustan; and the whole now blazed with a dazzling lustre, as if a star had fallen in that spot and been shattered into fragments.†   (source)
  • There was a simultaneous sigh, which created quite a little gust, as the last hope fled, and the treat was ravished from their longing lips.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • Boys, with apples, cakes, candy, and rolls of variously tinctured lozenges,—merchandise that reminded Hepzibah of her deserted shop,—appeared at each momentary stopping-place, doing up their business in a hurry, or breaking it short off, lest the market should ravish them away with it.†   (source)
  • And the pocket-book was again deliberately produced, opened, sought through; from one of its compartments was extracted a shabby slip of paper, hastily torn off: I recognised in its texture and its stains of ultra-marine, and lake, and vermillion, the ravished margin of the portrait-cover.†   (source)
  • Passepartout was ravished to behold this celebrated place, and thought that, with its circular walls and dismantled fort, it looked like an immense coffee-cup and saucer.†   (source)
  • Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from you your happiness forever.†   (source)
  • The band played the polonaise in vogue at that time on account of the words that had been set to it, beginning: "Alexander, Elisaveta, all our hearts you ravish quite..."†   (source)
  • I lost some time, now, for these big children, their fears gone, became so ravished with wonder over my awe-compelling fireworks that I had to stay there and smoke a couple of pipes out before they would let me go.†   (source)
  • You meet by accident; you feel, you stay,
    And by degrees your heart is tangled;
    Bliss grows apace, and then its course is jangled;
    You're ravished quite, then comes a touch of woe,
    And there's a neat romance, completed ere you know!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And when Sir Palomides saw La Beale Isoud he was ravished so that he might unnethe speak.†   (source)
  • She called her maids, who then assembled women from the city But Hekabe went down to the low chamber fragrant with cedar, where the robes were kept, embroidered work by women of Sidonia Alexandras had brought, that time he sailed and ravished Helen, princess, pearl of kings.†   (source)
  • He drew the bow against the Lord Phoibos Apollo over his love, Marpesse, whom her father and gentle mother called Alkyone, since for her sake her mother gave that seabird's forlorn cry when Apollo ravished her.†   (source)
  • had slain, murdered and devoured much people of the country, and had been sustained seven year with the children of the commons of that land, insomuch that all the children be all slain and destroyed; and now late he hath taken the Duchess of Brittany as she rode with her meiny, and hath led her to his lodging which is in a mountain, for to ravish and lie by her to her life's end, and many people followed her, more than five hundred, but all they might not rescue her, but they left her shrieking and crying lamentably, wherefore I suppose that he hath slain her in fulfilling his foul lust of lechery.†   (source)
  • It is well said, said Sir Dinadan, but when Sir Palomides heard of that his heart was ravished out of measure: notwithstanding he said but little.†   (source)
  • You forget, Mrs. Butler, that I am now a Democrat in good standing, devoted to my last drop of blood to recovering our beloved state from the hands of her ravishers!†   (source)
  • the old Abraham full of years and weak and incapable now of further harm, caught at last and the captains and the collectors saying, 'Old man, we don't want you' and Abraham would say, 'Praise the Lord, I have raised about me sons to bear the burden of mine iniquities and persecutions; yea, perhaps even to restore my flocks and herds from the hand of the ravisher: that I might rest mine eyes upon my goods and chattels, upon the generations of them and of my descendants increased an hundred fold as my soul goeth out from me.†   (source)
  • The ravisher stopped suddenly, his knees bent under him, and he fell with Teresa in his arms.†   (source)
  • And he tasted in the language of memory ambered wines, dying fallings of sweet airs, the proud pavan, and saw with the eyes of memory kind gentlewomen in Covent Garden wooing from their balconies with sucking mouths and the pox-fouled wenches of the taverns and young wives that, gaily yielding to their ravishers, clipped and clipped again.†   (source)
  • That is all very well, and enough for today; before we proceed further, someone must be informed that you know the ravisher of your wife.†   (source)
  • "And thou, creature of guilt and misery," said Cedric, "what became thy lot on the death of thy ravisher?"†   (source)
  • The young shepherd stopped, as if his feet had been rooted to the ground; then he put the butt of his carbine to his shoulder, took aim at the ravisher, followed him for a second in his track, and then fired.†   (source)
  • "The truly guilty," said Milady, "is the ravager of England, the persecutor of true believers, the base ravisher of the honor of so many women—he who, to satisfy a caprice of his corrupt heart, is about to make England shed so much blood, who protects the Protestants today and will betray them tomorrow—"†   (source)
  • "If thou be'st true knight," said Wilfred, "think not of me—pursue yon ravisher—save the Lady Rowena—look to the noble Cedric!"†   (source)
  • Hither she had been led by two of her disguised ravishers, and on being thrust into the little cell, she found herself in the presence of an old sibyl, who kept murmuring to herself a Saxon rhyme, as if to beat time to the revolving dance which her spindle was performing upon the floor.†   (source)
  • Thus refreshed and sobered, the jolly priest twirled his heavy partisan round his head with three fingers, as if he had been balancing a reed, exclaiming at the same time, "Where be those false ravishers, who carry off wenches against their will?†   (source)
  • Presently after I will appear in mine own shape, play the courteous knight, rescue the unfortunate and afflicted fair one from the hands of the rude ravishers, conduct her to Front-de-Boeuf's Castle, or to Normandy, if it should be necessary, and produce her not again to her kindred until she be the bride and dame of Maurice de Bracy.†   (source)
  • What, said Sir Launcelot, is he a thief and a knight and a ravisher of women?†   (source)
  • As well can the lover forgive the ravisher of his mistress, as the continent forgive the murders of Britain.†   (source)
  • you never imagined I'd return from Troy—
    so cocksure that you bled my house to death,
    ravished my serving-women—wooed my wife
    behind my back while I was still alive!†   (source)
  • Ravished over her I lay, full lips full open, kissed her mouth.†   (source)
  • Ravisher and ravished, what he would but would not, go with him from Lucrece's bluecircled ivory globes to Imogen's breast, bare, with its mole cinquespotted.†   (source)
  • lie with our wives, Ravish our daughters?†   (source)
  • Didst not thou lead him through the glimmering night From Perigenia, whom he ravish'd?†   (source)
  • At Rome, when that she oppressed* was *ravished
    Of Tarquin?†   (source)
  • 1 AVOC: But that Volpone would have ravish'd her, he holds Utterly false; knowing his impotence.†   (source)
  • I fancy few of my married acquaintance were ravished by their husbands.†   (source)
  • then his lines would ravish savage ears, And plant in tyrants mild humility.†   (source)
  • You have been ravished by Bulgarians; a Jew and an Inquisitor have enjoyed your favours.†   (source)
  • My cause and theirs is one; a fatal strife, And final ruin, for a ravish'd wife.†   (source)
  • And when Sir Palomides saw La Beale Isoud he was ravished so that he might unnethe speak.†   (source)
  • A modest woman may be ravished once, but her virtue is strengthened by it.†   (source)
  • These are the gifts you bring from haughty Jove, The worthy recompense of ravish'd love!†   (source)
  • The doors, unbarr'd, receive the rushing day, And thoro' lights disclose the ravish'd prey.†   (source)
  • The cables crack; the sailors' fearful cries Ascend; and sable night involves the skies; And heav'n itself is ravish'd from their eyes.†   (source)
  • Naughty lady, These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin Will quicken, and accuse thee: I am your host: With robber's hands my hospitable favours You should not ruffle thus.†   (source)
  • 5:19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.†   (source)
  • 4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Nay, I should be in as horrible a fright as your la'ship; for to be certain, they would ravish us both.†   (source)
  • now is his soul ravished!†   (source)
  • It is well said, said Sir Dinadan, but when Sir Palomides heard of that his heart was ravished out of measure: notwithstanding he said but little.†   (source)
  • Yet so ravished was I with this place, that I made me a little kind of bower, surrounding it with a double hedge, as high as I could reach, well staked and filled with bullrushes: and having spent a great part of the month of July, I think it was the first of August before I began to enjoy my labour.†   (source)
  • then you have not been ravished?†   (source)
  • had slain, murdered and devoured much people of the country, and had been sustained seven year with the children of the commons of that land, insomuch that all the children be all slain and destroyed; and now late he hath taken the Duchess of Brittany as she rode with her meiny, and hath led her to his lodging which is in a mountain, for to ravish and lie by her to her life's end, and many people followed her, more than five hundred, but all they might not rescue her, but they left her shrieking and crying lamentably, wherefore I suppose that he hath slain her in fulfilling his foul lust of lechery.†   (source)
  • This Chanticleer his wings began to beat,
    As man that could not his treason espy,
    So was he ravish'd with his flattery.†   (source)
  • 5:20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?†   (source)
  • Do thou, sweet Zephyrus, rising from thy fragrant bed, mount the western sky, and lead on those delicious gales, the charms of which call forth the lovely Flora from her chamber, perfumed with pearly dews, when on the 1st of June, her birth-day, the blooming maid, in loose attire, gently trips it over the verdant mead, where every flower rises to do her homage, till the whole field becomes enamelled, and colours contend with sweets which shall ravish her most.†   (source)
  • VOLP: O, I shall have instantly my Vulture, Crow, Raven, come flying hither, on the news, To peck for carrion, my she-wolfe, and all, Greedy, and full of expectation— MOS: And then to have it ravish'd from their mouths!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And when they heard the goodly words of
    Dame Prudence, then they were surprised and ravished, and had
    so great joy of her, that wonder was to tell.†   (source)
  • A tall Bulgarian, six feet high, perceiving that I had fainted away at this sight, began to ravish me; this made me recover; I regained my senses, I cried, I struggled, I bit, I scratched, I wanted to tear out the tall Bulgarian's eyes—not knowing that what happened at my father's house was the usual practice of war.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • —"Who?" answered she, "why, the French; several hundred thousands of them are landed, and we shall be all murdered and ravished."†   (source)
  • This January is ravish'd in a trance,
    At every time he looked in her face;
    But in his heart he gan her to menace,
    That he that night in armes would her strain
    Harder than ever Paris did Helene.†   (source)
  • The time came that reason was to rise;
    And after that men dance, and drinke fast,
    And spices all about the house they cast,
    And full of joy and bliss is every man,
    All but a squire, that highte Damian,
    Who carv'd before the knight full many a day;
    He was so ravish'd on his lady May,
    That for the very pain he was nigh wood;* *mad
    Almost he swelt* and swooned where he stood, *fainted
    So sore had Venus hurt him with her brand,
    As that she bare it dancing in her hand.†   (source)
  • I shall have ever present to my memory the dreadful day, on which I saw my father and mother killed, and my sister ravished.†   (source)
  • A guest like him, a Trojan guest before, In shew of friendship sought the Spartan shore, And ravish'd Helen from her husband bore.†   (source)
  • At Eshur, at Stowe, at Wilton, at Eastbury, and at Prior's Park, days are too short for the ravished imagination; while we admire the wondrous power of art in improving nature.†   (source)
  • I mean to plunge the boy in pleasing sleep, And, ravish'd, in Idalian bow'rs to keep, Or high Cythera, that the sweet deceit May pass unseen, and none prevent the cheat.†   (source)
  • Thee, whom Maeonia educated, whom Mantua charmed, and who, on that fair hill which overlooks the proud metropolis of Britain, sat'st, with thy Milton, sweetly tuning the heroic lyre; fill my ravished fancy with the hopes of charming ages yet to come.†   (source)
  • "Alas!" said Cunegonde, "my good mother, unless you have been ravished by two Bulgarians, have received two deep wounds in your belly, have had two castles demolished, have had two mothers cut to pieces before your eyes, and two of your lovers whipped at an auto-da-fe, I do not conceive how you could be more unfortunate than I. Add that I was born a baroness of seventy-two quarterings—and have been a cook!"†   (source)
  • * *bounteous
    O bush unburnt, burning in Moses' sight,
    That ravished'st down from the deity,
    Through thy humbless, the ghost that in thee light; <4>
    Of whose virtue, when he thine hearte light,* *lightened, gladdened
    Conceived was the Father's sapience;
    Help me to tell it to thy reverence.†   (source)
  • Matters being thus agreed on, his lordship took his leave, and her ladyship retired to rest, highly pleased with a project, of which she had no reason to doubt the success, and which promised so effectually to remove Sophia from being any further obstruction to her amour with Jones, by a means of which she should never appear to be guilty, even if the fact appeared to the world; but this she made no doubt of preventing by huddling up a marriage, to which she thought the ravished Sophia would easily be brought to consent, and at which all the rest of her family would rejoice.†   (source)
  • Imagine to yourself the distressed situation of the daughter of a Pope, only fifteen years old, who, in less than three months, had felt the miseries of poverty and slavery, had been ravished almost every day, had beheld her mother drawn in quarters, had experienced famine and war, and was dying of the plague in Algiers.†   (source)
  • And so befell, in that bright morning-tide,
    That in the garden, on the farther side,
    Pluto, that is the king of Faerie,
    And many a lady in his company
    Following his wife, the queen Proserpina, —
    Which that he ravished out of Ethna,<26>
    While that she gather'd flowers in the mead
    (In Claudian ye may the story read,
    How in his grisly chariot he her fet*), — *fetched
    This king of Faerie adown him set
    Upon a bank of turfes fresh and green,
    And right anon thus said he to his queen.†   (source)
  • Besides, long causes working in her mind, And secret seeds of envy, lay behind; Deep graven in her heart the doom remain'd Of partial Paris, and her form disdain'd; The grace bestow'd on ravish'd Ganymed, Electra's glories, and her injur'd bed.†   (source)
  • This somewhat may be indeed resembled to the famous trunk-maker in the playhouse; for, whenever the person who is possessed of it doth what is right, no ravished or friendly spectator is so eager or so loud in his applause: on the contrary, when he doth wrong, no critic is so apt to hiss and explode him.†   (source)
  • * *do not think alike*
    And when he saw the thing so far y-gone,
    That I had granted him fully my love,
    In such a wise as I have said above,
    And given him my true heart as free
    As he swore that he gave his heart to me,
    Anon this tiger, full of doubleness,
    Fell on his knees with so great humbleness,
    With so high reverence, as by his cheer,* *mien
    So like a gentle lover in mannere,
    So ravish'd, as it seemed, for the joy,
    That never Jason, nor Paris of Troy, —
    Jason?†   (source)
  • The Tyrian queen stood fix'd upon his face, Pleas'd with his motions, ravish'd with his grace; Admir'd his fortunes, more admir'd the man; Then recollected stood, and thus began: "What fate, O goddess-born; what angry pow'rs Have cast you shipwrack'd on our barren shores?†   (source)
  • Such charms were there in the voice, in the manner, and in the affable deportment of Sophia, that she ravished the landlady to the highest degree; and that good woman, concluding that she had attended Jenny Cameron, became in a moment a stanch Jacobite, and wished heartily well to the young Pretender's cause, from the great sweetness and affability with which she had been treated by his supposed mistress.†   (source)
  • This prince, from ravish'd Garamantis born, A hundred temples did with spoils adorn, In Ammon's honor, his celestial sire; A hundred altars fed with wakeful fire; And, thro' his vast dominions, priests ordain'd, Whose watchful care these holy rites maintain'd.†   (source)
  • He said; and while spoke, with piercing eyes Evander view'd the man with vast surprise, Pleas'd with his action, ravish'd with his face: Then answer'd briefly, with a royal grace: "O valiant leader of the Trojan line, In whom the features of thy father shine, How I recall Anchises!†   (source)
  • Young Pallas, when he saw the chief advance Within due distance of his flying lance, Prepares to charge him first, resolv'd to try If fortune would his want of force supply; And thus to Heav'n and Hercules address'd: "Alcides, once on earth Evander's guest, His son adjures you by those holy rites, That hospitable board, those genial nights; Assist my great attempt to gain this prize, And let proud Turnus view, with dying eyes, His ravish'd spoils."†   (source)
  • Acestes, fir'd with just disdain, to see The palm usurp'd without a victory, Reproach'd Entellus thus, who sate beside, And heard and saw, unmov'd, the Trojan's pride: "Once, but in vain, a champion of renown, So tamely can you bear the ravish'd crown, A prize in triumph borne before your sight, And shun, for fear, the danger of the fight?†   (source)
  • Now from the sight of land our galleys move, With only seas around and skies above; When o'er our heads descends a burst of rain, And night with sable clouds involves the main; The ruffling winds the foamy billows raise; The scatter'd fleet is forc'd to sev'ral ways; The face of heav'n is ravish'd from our eyes, And in redoubled peals the roaring thunder flies.†   (source)
  • Ravisher and ravished, what he would but would not, go with him from Lucrece's bluecircled ivory globes to Imogen's breast, bare, with its mole cinquespotted.†   (source)
  • But the slap and the blessing stood him friend, says Mr Vincent, for to make up he taught him a trick worth two of the other so that maid, wife, abbess and widow to this day affirm that they would rather any time of the month whisper in his ear in the dark of a cowhouse or get a lick on the nape from his long holy tongue than lie with the finest strapping young ravisher in the four fields of all Ireland.†   (source)
  • What, said Sir Launcelot, is he a thief and a knight and a ravisher of women?†   (source)
  • VOLP: In vain— BON [RUSHING IN]: Forbear, foul ravisher, libidinous swine!†   (source)
  • He carried it that length that he protested to me, that if he was naked in bed with me, he would as sacredly preserve my virtue as he would defend it if I was assaulted by a ravisher.†   (source)
  • Don Quixote was, as has been said, speaking to the lady in the coach: "Your beauty, lady mine," said he, "may now dispose of your person as may be most in accordance with your pleasure, for the pride of your ravishers lies prostrate on the ground through this strong arm of mine; and lest you should be pining to know the name of your deliverer, know that I am called Don Quixote of La Mancha, knight-errant and adventurer, and captive to the peerless and beautiful lady Dulcinea del Toboso: and in return for the service you have received of me I ask no more tha†   (source)
  • VOLT: Here, here, The testimony comes, that will convince, And put to utter dumbness their bold tongues: See here, grave fathers, here's the ravisher, The rider on men's wives, the great impostor, The grand voluptuary!†   (source)
  • The fair prospect of a handsome reward for so great and acceptable a service to the squire, tempted her avarice; and again, the danger of the enterprize she had undertaken; the uncertainty of its success; night, cold, robbers, ravishers, all alarmed her fears.†   (source)
  • So sad a sight Coroebus could not bear; But, fir'd with rage, distracted with despair, Amid the barb'rous ravishers he flew: Our leader's rash example we pursue.†   (source)
  • Cloy'd with possession, he forsook my bed, And Helen's lovely daughter sought to wed; Then me to Trojan Helenus resign'd, And his two slaves in equal marriage join'd; Till young Orestes, pierc'd with deep despair, And longing to redeem the promis'd fair, Before Apollo's altar slew the ravisher.†   (source)
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