plunder


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Synonyms for plunder

Synonyms for plunder

to rob of goods by force, especially in time of war

goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime

Synonyms for plunder

goods or money obtained illegally

plunder (a town) after capture

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destroy and strip of its possession

References in classic literature ?
As two lions whom their dam has reared in the depths of some mountain forest to plunder homesteads and carry off sheep and cattle till they get killed by the hand of man, so were these two vanquished by Aeneas, and fell like high pine-trees to the ground.
If ye plunder his Kill from a weaker, devour not all in thy pride; Pack-Right is the right of the meanest; so leave him the head and the hide.
and what if they be guilty of the same rapine and plunder the possessions of the majority, that will be as right as the other: but that all things of this sort are wrong and unjust is evident.
The books have survived the span of immortality fixed by our amusing copyright laws, and seem now, when any pirate publisher may plunder their author, to have a new life before them.
Then we are going to plunder and destroy the whole country.
A giant Negro lifted her to the pommel of his saddle, and while the raiders searched the bungalow and outhouses for plunder he rode with her beyond the gates and waited the coming of his master.
The contents of drawer and box littered every room, though that the object was not rich plunder was evidenced by many pieces of jewelry and money which remained untouched.
I must store my plunder at this inn, since the hostess is an honest woman.
English land and English women, say I, and French wine and French plunder.
Now, whoever hath had the honour to be admitted to any degree of intimacy with this mob, must well know that it is one of their established maxims to plunder and pillage their rich neighbours without any reluctance; and that this is held to be neither sin nor shame among them.
We were each attached to a party sent out by the general's orders to prevent the plunder and confusion which followed our conquest.
Early in the morning, the plunder still going on, General Baird announced publicly by beat of drum, that any thief detected in the fact, be he whom he might, should be hung.
And it must be said that it was but a very small amount of plunder.
You seem to have but little plunder,[*] stranger, for one who is far abroad," bluntly interrupted the emigrant, as if he had a reason for wishing to change the conversation.
You keep me poor, and plunder me, and make a sport and jest of me besides,' said the old man, turning from one to the other.