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  • noun Plural form of ravisher.


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  • Hers is not a look of defiance but that of surrender as her ravishers cart her away.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Hers is not a look of defiance but that of surrender as her ravishers cart her away.

    Black Men/White Women: Sølve Sundsbø Sex, Racism and Possibilities

  • Naively, she believes that all men will fall at her feet, but that they are all potential ravishers also.

    Charlotte (Ramsay) Lennox (c.1729-1804)

  • Richard Swiveller comes hastily up, elbows the bystanders out of the way, takes her (after some trouble) in one arm after the manner of theatrical ravishers, and, nodding to Kit, and commanding

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Rakes and ravishers would meet with encouragement indeed, and most from those who had the greatest abhorrence of their actions, if violated modesty were never to complain of the injury it received from the villanous attempters of it.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • She asks, What murderers, what ravishers, would be brought to justice, if modesty were to be a general plea, and allowable, against appearing in a court to prosecute?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • In this situation; the women ready to assist; and, if I proceeded not, as ready to ridicule me; what had I left me, but to pursue the concerted scheme, and to seek a pretence to quarrel with her, in order to revoke my promised permission, and to convince her that I would not be upbraided as the most brutal of ravishers for nothing?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Knopf: “In the legend of the Sabine women, the latter soon abandoned their plan of remaining sterile to punish their ravishers.”

    A Bit More on The Second Sex

  • Literal translation: “The legend that claims that the ravished Sabine women opposed their ravishers with stubborn sterility, also tells us that the men magically overcame their resistance by beating them with leather straps.”

    A Bit More on The Second Sex

  • Even so, Cormac O'Brien has taken ship to hunt down her ravishers -- but he follows the trail of a wild goose, for it is thought the riders were Danes from Coningbeg.

    People of the Dark


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