Definitions

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  • n. One who despoils; one who strips by force; a plunderer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who despoils.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who despoils or strips by force; a plunderer.

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

  • n. someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

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Examples

  • Despite the ongoing work of legions grinding out endless new and improved proofs that FDR was a despoiler of democracy and our economic system, it is worth remembering the reason virtually all serious historians rank him among the top three of our greatest presidents.

    Why Obama Is No Roosevelt

  • Theodore Roosevelt, said Brinkley, who is author of a volume on TR the environmentalist, "would have gone after BP as a 'despoiler of the gulf.'"

    Black Water Rising

  • Some will use Earth Day to depict America as an energy wastrel and despoiler of the earth.

    As the Earth Turns: How Environmentalism Has Evolved

  • Dennis, who is a committed environmentalist, says Cheney has gotten a bad rap as a despoiler of the land, since he has often quietly worked behind the scenes, doing things like torpedoing prospective mines in Wyoming that would pollute treasured cutthroat fisheries.

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • Raise the glass and toast the age of the despoiler.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • Back in the day, it was all about Paris Hilton and her love tryst with the “Runaway Bride” and Lacey Peterson; and the way Michael Jackson and JonBenet, and whatever and ever amen, meanwhile our Constitution burned and the US went from appearing to be the great force for good in the world to a squanderer of trillions, murderer of millions and gleeful despoiler of the entire planet.

    Current Comedy 3/2/09: Fools' Rushin'

  • Britney Spears is being forced to give custody of her children to man-whore/baby-mama maker/Britney despoiler/my idol Kevin Federline.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The official acronym for the NATO commander is an obscure French word for ‘despoiler’.

    On A Boat | ATTACKERMAN

  • Strange friend, thief, despoiler relying on one saving grace, one charity of memory, doled out.

    The Hidden Jester

  • New York Whether he is remembered as a fearsome bluebeard who went through six wives, a political tyrant who kept his executioner busy, the creator of the Anglican Church and despoiler of monasteries, or one of the most gifted and powerful monarchs of the early Renaissance, King Henry VIII of England (1491-1547) is among history's most renowned figures.

    The Real Henry VIII

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