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He looked into his own heart—he was almost afraid to look—and saw the ravages of disease there.

She stood under the chandelier, and he saw at once the ravages that trouble had made in her.

In the Coupeau household the vitriol of l'Assommoir was also commencing its ravages.

The ravages to which her heart was subjected, proved still more terrible.

The war was such that all dwelling in the midst of its ravages must choose their side.

The soil was of the best, but ruined by the ravages of the Thracians, precisely as he had been told.

And when he ravages their land, and takes away their cattle and their corn, does he not do justly?

Hitherto this lovely spot had escaped all the ravages of war.

But the path of these demoniac men was marked by the ravages of fiends.

On examining the face of the punter who had made these ravages I guessed the game.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French ravager "lay waste, devastate," from Old French ravage "destruction," especially by flood (14c.), from ravir "to take away hastily" (see ravish). Related: Ravaged; ravaging.

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