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The whole history of human civilization was denounced as an unredeemed record of the spoliation of the weak by the strong.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
It was resigned to the Spanish governmental system of spoliation, and no one thought of reforms.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Having led in the first place to the adornment of their sepulchres, it ultimately caused their destruction and spoliation.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Before long, however, the acts of violence and the spoliation effected by the decrees of the assembly roused widespread disgust.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Such a spoliation of the Church had not before taken place in any country of Europe.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
But while he despoiled the Saxon prelates, he would suffer no royal spoliation of the Norman bishops.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
To this revival of a spirit of independence the spoliation of the Church largely contributed.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
He stood guard over their rights, as far as he could ascertain them in the spoliation that had to come.
THE QUALITY OF MERCYW. D. HOWELLS
Wanton destruction and not spoliation, common in war tactics, was their watchword.
HISTORIC PAPERS ON THE CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WARMRS. EUGENIA DUNLAP POTTS
The mighty bridge, stretching along over our heads, had done its share in the slaughter and spoliation.
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SPOLIATION

  • abuses
  • breakings
  • breaks
  • contraventions
  • encroachments
  • illegalities
  • infractions
  • infringements
  • misbehaviors
  • misdemeanors
  • negligence
  • nonobservances
  • offenses
  • ruptures
  • transgressions
  • trespasses
  • trespassings
  • violates
  • wrongs
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