Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of ravage.
  • n. Harsh damages.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ravage.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Again, if you simply remove the uterus, then the surgeon is not ascertaining the cause and potentially leaving the patient to further ravages from the original cause (as well as a host of consequences from the surgery itself).

    In Defense of the Hysterectomy

  • In January of this year, eleven of the lepers, on whom the disease, after having committed certain ravages, showed no further signs of activity, were brought back to Honolulu for re-examination.

    Chapter 7

  • In January of this year, eleven of the lepers, on whom the disease, after having committed certain ravages, showed no further signs of activity, were brought back to

    Chapter 7

  • In January of this year eleven of the lepers, on whom the disease, after having committed certain ravages, showed no further signs of activity, were brought back to

    The Lepers of Molokai

  • It does suggest, however, that investors venturing into TIPS should do so for the right reasons: to insulate their portfolios from the long-term ravages of inflation rather than exploiting a short-term opportunity.

  • Especially since we are living longer and longer, investors typically underestimate the long-term ravages of inflation.

  • His doctors are trying to ward off the so-called ravages of age, but are aging him prematurely instead.

    Shock of Gray

  • Standing here, thinking about the devastation in Bosnia, the long columns of hopeless refugees streaming from their homes, it is impossible not to recall the ravages that were visited on your wonderful country 150 years ago -- not by war, of course, but by natural disaster when the crops rotted black in the ground.

    Presidents Remarks To Irish Parliament

  • Sometimes their ravages are a matter of serious concern to the farmer.

    Winter Sunshine

  • The first scene of our ravages was a large country-house, surrounded by the most charming grounds.

    Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

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