Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of plunder.
  • n. The act of one who plunders; pillaging or looting; plunder.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. given to taking by force what is desired
  • n. the act of stealing valuable things from a place

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Examples

  • Lebanese industrialists have pushed for registration of falafel, tabouleh and other elements of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine as Lebanese to protect them from what they call plundering by the

    news.beiruter.com - A directory of Lebanese blogs

  • The currency was hopelessly debased, the government corrupt, the armies more interested in plundering the provinces than protecting them; many people believed the dissolution of the empire was at hand.

    superversive: Gondor, Byzantium, and Feudalism

  • Robbing he called plundering the enemy; and hanging was, in his idea, a dastardly and cruel advantage that the latter took, and that called for the sternest reprisals.

    Catherine: a story

  • It would seem that tips on playing competitive bridge, overweening pride, and short-term plundering were the leadership messages passed on through succession and down the ranks at Lehman.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Photo: Stanley Greene Biopiracy is what watchdog groups and government officials call the plundering of biological organisms for profit.

    Why Does This Prominent Amazon Researcher Face 14 Years in Prison for Biopiracy?

  • As the consciousness grows that we must develop a sustainable economic system to survive, beginning at the local level, as sustainability must, the idea of plundering the globe to loot recources begins to look self-defeating, even stupid.

    Going Local

  • No. He recoiled at the idea of plundering his past.

    The Lightkeeper

  • There were enormous piles of loot growing in the court-yard - silks here, clocks there, paintings over yonder, vases farther on ... very orderly in their plundering were our Gallic allies, but what would you?

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • There were enormous piles of loot growing in the court-yard — silks here, clocks there, paintings over yonder, vases farther on … very orderly in their plundering were our Gallic allies, but what would you?

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • I cannot bear the idea of plundering either the living or the dead; but I picked up a Russian metal cross, and took from the bodies of some of the poor fellows nothing of more value than

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

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