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Definition to rape, overwhelm or plunder
  • The soldiers ravished the city.
ravished = overwhelmed, plundered, and raped
  • "That girl been ravished," he said.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
  • ravished = raped
  • Shall these enjoy our lands? lie with our wives, Ravish our daughters?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • 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.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • The lover is the priest; the ravished virgin is terrified.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Many hundred women ravished.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • He must laugh, sleep, ravish, he must talk and sleep.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • 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.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I had been pleased with Robin's playing, Alan's ravished me.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • 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.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Your hours will pass in dread and misery, and soon the bolt will fall which must ravish from you your happiness forever.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • 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.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Instead, Mother ravishes Missus Whitworth with degustationary compliments.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • VOLP: In vain— BON [RUSHING IN]: Forbear, foul ravisher, libidinous swine!
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • As well can the lover forgive the ravisher of his mistress, as the continent forgive the murders of Britain.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • "And thou, creature of guilt and misery," said Cedric, "what became thy lot on the death of thy ravisher?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It's said he leaves a trail of butchered babes and ravished maids behind him.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Though I suspect any fears of being ravished are just wishful thinking on both your parts.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • 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?
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • 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.
    The Bible  --  Song of Solomon

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