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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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This setting, plot and cast of characters enable themes of violence and its consequences, the despoiling of a wilderness by human greed, and the difficulties of young love to be explored for the young adult audience through Stewart's fast-moving adventure story and Riddell's atmospheric illustrations.
Actually the 4th Islamic Conference of Environment Ministers condemned in a communique on the environmental situation in Palestine, the schemes of Israel which is carrying on its occupation policy , despoiling Palestinian land , building-up settlements and making the occupied city of El Qods suffocate.
Both stories were great fun, which is when Paddy Power are at their best, not when despoiling the Cotswolds with that dreadful sign during Cheltenham.
All we can hope for is that other First Nations, who know a thing or two about the value of not despoiling the scenery, don't follow down this tacky, tacky road.
Despoiling the annual ranking of babies names, released by the Office for National Statistics, are Isla, Summer and Lexi (which sounds like a posh Japanese car, but isn't).
Nelson charges that party ideology, which applied Marxist and Leninist notions in a rigid manner and was closed to considerations other than the need for economic growth, was the culprit in the despoiling of the environment in the USSR.
These vacant houses can become blight magnets, despoiling neighborhoods with their lack of maintenance and unkept lawns, and attracting taggers and gang members looking for a new hangout.
As I stated in an earlier letter to this paper, the siting of such a project would be an eyesore, despoiling the natural beauty of the area.
With the overfishing and despoiling of our oceans, it's nice to have some good news: Orgon Pink Shrimp Fishery was recently certified as the world's first sustainable shrimp fishery.
We already have blocks of buildings despoiling the riverside on both banks.
The result is a political landscape that has local authorities and power brokers manipulating land acquisition and use, the outlawing of opposing opinion, and the despoiling of agricultural and rural lands for short-term profits.
In 1909, President Teddy Roosevelt quashed such activities, which were despoiling the islands, by designating the archipelago's terrestrial sites a national wildlife refuge.
We must not risk the jigsaw despoiling of views that could be preserved.
The federal whale sanctuary must pass and enforce rules against despoiling the fragile marine environment.
Mr Chapman is entirely correct in highlighting the road safety aspect of drivers being distracted whilst driving at high speeds and the despoiling effect that these boards have on the countryside.