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Ravish   Listen

(past & past part. ravished; pres. part. ravishing)
Force (someone) to have sex against their will.  Synonyms: assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage, rape, violate.
Hold spellbound.  Synonyms: delight, enchant, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, transport.

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"Ravish" Quotes from Famous Books

... which has inspired this generous thought, Avert those dangers you have boldly sought! Call up more troops; the women, to our shame, Will ravish from the men their part of fame. ...
— The Works Of John Dryden, Volume 4 (of 18) - Almanzor And Almahide, Marriage-a-la-Mode, The Assignation • John Dryden

... fir'd with a profuse delight, When round the yard I roll my ravish'd sight! From the high casements how the ladies show! And scatter glory on the crowds below. From sash to sash the lovely lightening plays And blends their beauties in a radiant blaze. So when the noon of night the earth invades And o'er the landskip spreads her silent shades. ...
— A Collection of College Words and Customs • Benjamin Homer Hall

... full of the horrors with which she had been crammed. Rosamund went on one knee and opened the ungainly parcel. It contained a Noah's Ark, a box of bricks, some soldiers (the very best of their kind), and other toys of the sort that would ravish children. At another moment little Agnes would have been all delight, but now she seemed to see—behind the marching soldiers, and the fascinating bricks which could raise such marvelous architectural edifices, and the Noah's Ark with its quaint animals—toads ...
— A Modern Tomboy - A Story for Girls • L. T. Meade

... charming bosom rise and fall with short-breath'd uncertain breath; breath as soft and sweet as the restoring breeze that glides o'er the new-blown flowers: But oh what is it? What heaven of perfumes, when it inclines to the ravish'd Philander, and whispers love it dares not ...
— Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister • Aphra Behn

Words linked to "Ravish" :   violate, disenchant, attack, gang-rape, assail, please, set on

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