Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of despoil.

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Examples

  • Peter Drucker called this vested interest in despoiling employees an "unforgivable social crime" on the part of America's management class.

    Good Times for the Bad Guys

  • Peter Drucker called this vested interest in despoiling employees an "unforgivable social crime" on the part of America's management class.

    Good Times for the Bad Guys

  • Unfortunately, however, nations do not choose to engage in despoiling others, when the objective is strong and able to defend itself, but rather delays until the victim is under a handicap and certain to be more or less easily subjugated.

    The Efficiency of the Canadian Militia for Defence

  • Stronger, braver, and craftier than his brothers, he cherished the idea of despoiling them and his sisters of their possessions, and becoming the sole successor of his father.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • A civilization which values -- and indeed consistently rewards -- aggression and reckless self-seeking rather than team work, ethical conduct, conciliation and compassion will end up despoiling the earth for short term profit, going to war for oil and economic dominance, creating an obscenely rich 1 percent at the expense of an increasingly impoverished 99 percent -- and, perhaps worst of all, it will produce unprecedented levels of human misery and spiritual unfulfillment.

    Richard Schiffman: Nice Guys Finish Last -- Or Do They?

  • Merja women were described as exalted and beautiful, of mythical personal strength, so much so that if a Merjan village was attacked, the women made themselves drown in the river with their jewels and children, in order not to be subjected to robbery or despoiling.

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  • With a shortage of tribeswomen, and an insatiable lust setting our loins ablaze, we decided to form a raiding party, with the intention of despoiling the neighboring conan. com forums.

    Conan and the Horndogs!

  • And so for the sin that we have sinned against You by despoiling Your Creation, forgiving God, forgive us, pardon us, grant us atonement.

    Rabbi Lawrence Troster: An Environmental Confession For The High Holidays

  • Unlike the brutish commander he played in "Avatar," Mr. Lang is a good guy here, dedicated to giving greedy, despoiling mankind a second chance to get things right.

    Slashers, Clippers and a Ghost

  • Sure, we see a little of this in real life: in communities where you might encounter spoiled rich kids growing up in lives free of consequence, or in the financial sector with corporate raiders and morally bankrupt execs despoiling businesses, annihilating the savings of the little guy, crippling the economy and leaving thousands without jobs, then walking away with fat bonuses and pensions.

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