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pillage
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

9 uses
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Definition
to violently steal goods — especially as spoils of war
  • Again, he had set in movement a band of scholars, who had flung themselves upon a wine-shop in classic fashion, quasi ~classico excitati~, had then beaten the tavern-keeper "with offensive cudgels," and joyously pillaged the tavern, even to smashing in the hogsheads of wine in the cellar.
    1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (21% in)
  • And who substituted for the ancient gothic altar, splendidly encumbered with shrines and reliquaries, that heavy marble sarcophagus, with angels' heads and clouds, which seems a specimen pillaged from the Val-de-Grâce or the Invalides?
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (26% in)
  • In the majority of such cases, the neighbors did not meddle with the matter unless the pillaging extended to themselves.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (24% in)
  • That is why we call upon you to return the girl if you wish to save your church, or we will take possession of the girl again and pillage the church, which will be a good thing.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (29% in)
  • Certainly, at that fine moment, thieves and pseudo sufferers, doctors in stealing, and vagabonds, were thinking much less of delivering the gypsy than of pillaging Notre-Dame.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (60% in)
  • The wages of our servants are putting France to the pillage!
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (14% in)
  • That we undertake to guard our people against inconveniences, larcenies and pillage.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (42% in)
  • He lifted his cap again, and continued, still dreamily, with the air and accent of a hunter who is cheering on his pack of hounds: "Good, my people! bravely done! break these false lords! do your duty! at them! have at them! pillage them! take them! sack them!
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (53% in)
  • Were you not going to outrageously attack and pillage your lord, the bailiff of the palace?
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (56% in)

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