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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of despoiling a country in warfare.

Usage examples (21)
  • Eginhard's indignation at the "rapine" of this "nequissimus nebulo" is exquisitely droll.
  • The king, while fully acknowledging Clive's services, thought him guilty of "rapine," and disapproved of his virtual acquittal.
  • Now man by rapine lives; -- friend fears his host;
  • There is but one mitigating thought regarding this rapine of the for more
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