despoil


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Related to despoil: pillaged, plundered
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to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

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destroy and strip of its possession

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Business is regularly portrayed in public discourse as morally deficient and prone to despoil the environment, undermine democracy, and stunt development.
Legend dictates that Protestants damaged the jugs to despoil the Catholic leader.
I sincerely hope that the council eventually decides to reject the proposal to despoil this pleasant area of Liverpool.
In the Eternal City, they plundered and destroyed, but as Christians, were scrupulously careful not to damage or despoil the belongings of the Church.
His message seemed to be that individual action and responsibility with regard to the environment is pointless because China will despoil the planet whatever we do as individuals.
While this book may offer lame solace to those who would mortgage the next 30 years of their life to despoil rural America and decimate existing wildlife, its premise is pure sophistry.
The investors make their profits, despoil the environment and create a few exploitative jobs at dismal wages.
It was by and for Christ that this earth was made, which means it is sinfully wrong--it is a tragedy of enormous proportions--to destroy, degrade or despoil it.
Petersburg Addendum is a gripping original novel pitting a catcher of king crabs and an Alaskan state representative against the unmitigated greed of corporate interests seeking to strip Alaska's natural resources and despoil the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Indigenous communities have asserted long-ignored rights; refused to tolerate mining, oil and other projects that despoil their land, threaten their health and destroy their livelihoods; networked with each other nationally, regionally and even globally; and worked closely with non-indigenous allies around the world.
He thinks to see his lady, her face rigid and obdurate, ferocious in her white dress covered by Pallas's armor, seeming to tie Cupid to the olive tree, to pluck his feathers and despoil him of his weapons.
Balassi was born into one of the richest Protestant families of the country and lived an adventurous life, fighting against the Turks and against his own relatives, who sought to despoil him of his heritage.
He also notes that "tourism is a very positive ecological industry," because "if you despoil the environment, you ruin the attraction itself.
WE do not need to despoil our hillsides with shrieking turbines.
Replace love and peace instead of fights Observe how we pollute and despoil Then severely waste our supply of oil Watch as we destroy the air that keeps us going