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As the buses idle in traffic, they despoil our residential neighborhoods with noise and toxic soot.

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So I called Bergman and said, “Do you mind if I despoil your script?”

The impression is left that this project would despoil a virginal natural landscape.

Still, I did not relinquish my pious purpose to despoil that public treasury Egyptian quoted heretofore.

Time was precious; he therefore hastened to despoil his victim, in whose vestments he clothed himself.

This was when, at some moment of leisure, he contrived to find time to despoil himself of his exuvia.

His name is used to bamboozle the people, to despoil them, and to make them patient asses under their burdens.

Even in times of war, neither Jew nor Mohammedan ventures to despoil and profane the sepulchre of Ezekiel.

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On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to despoil, such as: denude, depopulate, deprive, desecrate, desolate, and devastate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.