pillaged


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Related to pillaged: despoiled, plundered, looted
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Synonyms for pillaged

wrongfully emptied or stripped of anything of value

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having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence

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Reports circulated that the monastery was pillaged by rebel forces.
Looters pillaged Cairo's museum during the uprising in Egypt earlier this year, prompting similar appeals from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to protect North Africa's wealth of ancient treasures.
He spotted them in an antique shop and noticed they "bore inscriptions that made him suspect they came from" the Saqqara burial ground in the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, which was pillaged in 1999, the statement said.
Some were terrified, raped, pillaged, starved, agonized by the loss of family, and driven to madness.
The Valleys of South Wales have been raped and pillaged for hundreds of years by successive governments, and yet it is still a case of, 'because my father voted Labour'.
Yup, it was 23 years later (and 25 years ago) when that script was pillaged, twisted and lampooned - but used almost verbatim - by Jim Abrahams and David Zucker in the classic ``Airplane
Brutal and uncaring, these robbers leave behind a wake of decapitated statues, mutilated temples, and pillaged trenches where archaeologists were seeking clues to little-understood civilizations.
For their part, the Janjaweed have got what they wanted: a treasure trove of booty pillaged from their victims, none of which is likely to be returned, together with vastly expanded access to grazing land for their herds.
In name alone, Genghis Khan conjures up notions of a ruthless, bloodthirsty warrior who pillaged lands far and wide.
A former safecracker and one-time football club saviour has blamed the buyers of his company for its demise, saying they "raped and pillaged it" for their own ends.
Over the course of two days, the Iraq Museum was systematically pillaged and vandalized.
The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them.
Byzantine frescoes pillaged from a church in Cyprus have found a glorious new resting place in a modern chapel that uses panels of translucent glass to evoke a thrilling sense of the numinous.
Nine centuries after the First Crusade, hundreds of Christians are again on their way to Jerusalem -- this time with a message of apology to Muslims and Jews for the atrocities committed as their predecessors murdered, raped and pillaged their way to the Holy Land.