despoliation

[ dih-spoh-lee-ey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF despoliation

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Day and night the game went on without abatement, the game of despoliation.

And this was a Dawson dance-hall, the trump card in the nightly game of despoliation.

At no period was this despoliation more rife than in the time of which we write.

Then came war, despoliation, and a thrilling period of wandering.

Antoine de Vergy had done the work of despoliation thoroughly.

In the carvings he is really hanged, and the hangsmen are the geese of his despoliation.

So that by early education I was taught to think that the despoliation of the public, in certain ways, was a legitimate industry.

Thus the origin of the Yaquis' struggle—a real struggle for life—was a despoliation perpetrated by the white people.

The ensanguined bones, with some fragments of the cartilage still adhering to them, showed that the despoliation had been recent.

Besides this was the home of a prominent loyalist, protected from despoliation by high authority.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Late Latin despoliationem (nominative despoliatio), noun of action from Latin despoliatus, past participle of despoliare (see despoil).

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