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to take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly

to take or keep something away from

Synonyms for rob

take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

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In a village, particularly, two people who robbed the community of its perquisites in this respect would be looked upon as "enemies of the people," and their joint life would begin under a social ban which it would cost much subsequent hospitality to remove.
Of course, as you said, we can't be robbed without noticing it.
I can't say anything else, sir; I was just robbed of it,' said John, in desperation, sullenly.
After these came all the other captains who till now have directed the arms of Italy; and the end of all their valour has been, that she has been overrun by Charles, robbed by Louis, ravaged by Ferdinand, and insulted by the Switzers.
In fact, he has lost his temper again, and declares that he is being robbed.
In that expedition, Smith and Fitzpatrick were robbed of their horses in Green River valley; the place where the robbery took place still bears the name of Horse Creek.
It was off that other cape which is always deprived of its title as the Cape of Good Hope is robbed of its name.
Vernon, which had reached me, in common with the world in general, and gained my entire belief before I saw you, but which you, by the exertion of your perverted abilities, had made me resolved to disallow, have been unanswerably proved to me; nay more, I am assured that a connection, of which I had never before entertained a thought, has for some time existed, and still continues to exist, between you and the man whose family you robbed of its peace in return for the hospitality with which you were received into it; that you have corresponded with him ever since your leaving Langford; not with his wife, but with him, and that he now visits you every day.
At last he went to the judge, and complained that a rascal had robbed him of his money, and beaten him into the bargain; and that the fellow who did it carried a bow at his back and a fiddle hung round his neck.
Haven't you robbed people enough- taking their last shirts?
It was disconcerting, under the circumstances, to be pent in the same room with this heavy-muscled, Indian-like man whom they had robbed.
The sleeper on the iceberg is the man who has robbed him of Clara--who has wrecked the hope and the happiness of his life.
Terrified at the sight, he lifted his eyes and his hands to heaven, and said: "Just now I vowed to offer a lamb to the Guardian Deities of the forest if I could only find out who had robbed me; but now that I have discovered the thief, I would willingly add a full-grown Bull to the Calf I have lost, if I may only secure my own escape from him in safety.
Pinocchio is robbed of his gold pieces and, in punishment, is sentenced to four months in prison
And he hearkened unto his weak reason: like lead lay its words upon him-- thereupon he robbed when he murdered.