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The years 1239 and 1240 were spent in ravaging southern Russia.

It surprised her to hear that it was ravaging an island like Inishrua.

Bands of marauders were ravaging the gardens of the countryside.

The city will be taken, the looting and ravaging already begun.

An epidemic was ravaging the town, and he was urged to go away.

The war which was ravaging Vervignole also ruined the Church in Trinqueballe.

One thing was the ravaging of his plantation by the British.

Revolutionary propaganda was said to have been ravaging the Italian soldier's mind.

In ravaging the fields of the former, two of the Frenchmen were slain.

Floods, with their ravaging effects, would then become impossible.

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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