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Synonyms for rapine

the act of despoiling a country in warfare


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Such Pleasure took the Serpent to behold This Flourie Plat, the sweet recess of EVE Thus earlie, thus alone; her Heav'nly forme Angelic, but more soft, and Feminine, Her graceful Innocence, her every Aire Of gesture or lest action overawd His Malice, and with rapine sweet bereav'd His fierceness of the fierce intent it brought: That space the Evil one abstracted stood From his own evil, and for the time remaind Stupidly good, of enmitie disarm'd, Of guile, of hate, of envie, of revenge; But the hot Hell that alwayes in him burnes, Though in mid Heav'n, soon ended his delight, And tortures him now more, the more he sees Of pleasure not for him ordain'd: then soon Fierce hate he recollects, and all his thoughts Of mischief, gratulating, thus excites.
He had participated in plunder, rapine and slaughter, and had observed firsthand the revenue-generating potential of this productive land watered by numerous snow-fed rivers.
In a conflict misidentified as religious, it is important for the religious of all faiths to clarify what is religion and what is just bloody ambition; what is prayer and what is rapine disguised as piety.
Let us be to each other instruments of reciprocal rapine.
We are obliged to hold intercourse and transact business and mix up in life with knaves possessing little or no reflection, with a vast number of persons addicted to brutality, intoxication, and rapine.
They still rule us, and their great wealth would make you proud but for the fact it's of rapine and defalcation.
Euna classe degenerata, fisicamente e moralmente: incapace di adempiere Ia sua funzione, e che solo vive di piccole rapine e della tradizione imbastardita di un diritto feudale (Levi, 1990: 222).
Tout comme, bien evidemment, le Sahara occidental livre a la terrible repression de l'occupant marocain et a la rapine des grandes puissances particulierement acquises a la primaute des interets commerciaux sur le droit international.
Hence sex, rapine, illegal sexual encounters with minors, abortion and other social wrongs are covered up, even to death.
Teypaz and Rapine [13] proved that this remains true even under the restricted case where G is bipartite.
It is astounding -- or would be astounding, if we were not living in an age given over to state terror and elite rapine.
Rapine, a now-defunct custom bullet mold manufacturer, made a proper one for a 210-grain heel-base bullet, which I still use.
The plot to use the crusades as a venture of rapine was developed in the main by European nobles, with the Venetians in the lead.