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It was, indeed, filled with all that might dazzle and ravish the sight.
What war could ravish, commerce could bestow, And he returned a friend, who came a foe.
I will engage them conversationally and ravish them with erect and quivering adjectives.
The danger that England or France might ravish it away from us came to the fore.
The law of rape, until 1849, used these words: "If any man do ravish a woman," &c.
The smell of these roses in the summer was quite enough to ravish you.
Callot's men are users of the wheel and the estrapade; they roast the husband while they ravish the wife.
It was a feat altogether to ravish a delighted father's heart, and no wonder that he counted John so great a comfort.
They were licensed to break up Negro frolics, whip the men, and ravish the women.
All spectacles that could enchant the eye, all melodies that could ravish the ear, were collected together, in infinite variety.
c.1300, "to seize (someone) by violence, carry (a person, especially a woman) away," from Old French raviss-, present participle stem of ravir "to seize, take away hastily," from Vulgar Latin *rapire, from Latin rapere "to seize and carry off, carry away suddenly, hurry away" (see rapid). Meaning "to commit rape upon" is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Ravished; ravishing.