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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOOTED

"The candle-sticks were looted during the Commune," he began hurriedly.

Anne Warridge did, when they looted her Southampton place, some time ago.

In 1798 they were looted by the French, and were only restored to Freiburg in 1808.

Jesse rode into the building on horseback and looted it single-handed.

Many a galleon has been looted of ingots and bullion by the 146 old seadogs there.

Visitors boarded the ship and looted successfully for souvenirs.

They looted a couple of cities, destroyed one, killed a lot of the locals.

Before dawn the men were back at the camp with their looted boats.

There was the liner he'd captured and looted and given to the emigrants.

They looted the customs house in particular, and other official places.

WORD ORIGIN

"goods taken from an enemy, etc.," 1788, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram "booty, stolen property," from PIE *roup-tro-, from root *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)). The verb is first attested 1821, from the noun. Related: Looted; looting.

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