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Synonyms for ravisher

someone who assaults others sexually

a very attractive or seductive looking woman

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Thus when Sidney "writes Tarquin, or Pepin, they say, he meant King Charles; and so, scandalously of him, as well as wickedly of the Gentleman, make a Monster and Ravisher of their King, and then take away another's Life for doing it.
And both fathers are ready to revenge themselves on the assumed ravisher.
If Hero and Leander is, as critics deduce, a poem in which "Marlowe tries to portray what it feels like to experience this opposition" between power and imagination, or the contrary meanings of "might," the ending, in which the boy who has just escaped ravishment becomes the ravisher, shows how hard the writer found it to separate his hypothetical imaginary "might" from the imagination of material "might" itself.
1793) ("If the feme at the time of the supposed rape conceives with child by the ravisher, this is no rape; for no woman can conceive, unless she consents.
He is a ravisher in Jude Dibia's Unbridled (2006), who ravishes not only the person he is ostensibly permitted to, his wife, but one where this act is tabooed, his daughter.
The first camel driver is prevented from raping Victoria by being struck mad; he is followed by another who goes first blind and then deaf (the resulting stage business, in which the king's servants attempt to help the would-be ravisher find his prey, is especially ridiculous).
She kills her ravisher and wipes out her ignominy by continuously refashioning herself as Jasmine, Jase, and Jane Ripplemeyer.
I]n the ancient myth, the ravisher is active, he wants to seize his prey, he is the subject of the rape (of which the object is a Woman, as we know, invariably passive); in the modern myth (that of love-as-passion), the contrary is the case: the ravisher wants nothing, does nothing; he is motionless (as any image), and it is the ravished object who is the real subject of the rape; the object of capture becomes the subject of love; and the subject of the conquest moves into the class of loved object.
Turn hence those pointed glories of your Eyes, / For if more charms within those Circles rise, / So weak my Vertue, they so strong appear, / I shall turn ravisher to keep you here" (I, ii, vv.
30) Dalton's view on rape was that if "a woman at the time of the supposed rape do conceive with child by the Ravisher, this is no Rape, for a woman cannot conceive with child, except she doth consent.
Ravisher Singh said his turban was ripped from his head as he was repeatedly punched during the attack in Chelsea.
Fire of all things is the judge and ravisher," says Heraclitus.
This is the first and paradigmatic instance of a plot motif that recurs multiple times throughout Book 3 and its companion, Book 4: a damsel on horseback--in this case Florimell--dashes across the field of vision, with a would-be ravisher in hot pursuit.
as the secret, bastard, furtive ravisher of Persephone.
The squalid home, the untutored mind, the blank, brutal, unfurnished life of the larrikin makes him a ravisher of the professional wanton, just as the opposite environment produced the gentlemanly abductor or seducer of pure and inexperienced girls .