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The type of mentality I attributed to the Despoiler may be impossible.

The incomprehensible in that story was the mind of a Despoiler.

It, to the human mind, was incomprehensible; and to the Despoiler, the human mind was incomprehensible.

Never from that time would I trust myself to meet or see the despoiler.

Its discoverer might have been its father; he proved to be its despoiler.

Neither did the excited little woman identify her despoiler.

The Prophet (may God be kind to him) spared not the despoiler!

She cannot banish the image of her despoiler from her heart.

The despoiler plunged into a valley; the Prince was dose upon him.

Nor is it improbable that her affections had been bestowed upon her despoiler.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French despoillier (12c., Modern French dépouiller) "to strip, rob, deprive of, steal, borrow," from Latin despoliare "to rob, despoil, plunder," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + spoliare "to strip of clothing, rob," from spolium "armor, booty" (see spoil (v.)). Related: Despoiled; despoiling.

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