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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rapine.

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Examples

  • The governors of Judea did often, out of policy, indulge a licentiousness to such kind of rapines, that they might humble that people they so much hated, and which was continually subject to insurrections, by beating them, as it were, with their own clubs; and sometimes getting a share in the booty.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Bourdaloue! — but none on these murders, varied in so many ways; on these rapines and robberies; on this universal rage which devours the world.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Every place is full of idle people, accustomed to arms, and lazy in everything but rapines and depredations.

    Rob Roy

  • Clodius, being sensible of the rapines and murders to which he had been led by cruelty and covetousness, was in perplexity, and felt it was not safe for him either to retain or quit his command.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Those that are of another opinion would do well to consider with themselves how pernicious a seed of discord and war, how powerful a provocation to endless hatreds, rapines, and slaughters they thereby furnish unto mankind.

    A Letter Concerning Toleration

  • And these are the fruits of impiety, that men, when they have revolted from God, -- forgetful of mutual equity among themselves, -- are carried forward to insane ferocity, to rapines, and to oppressions of all sorts.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Moreover, in speaking only of the iniquity and violence, of the frauds and rapines, of which they were guilty towards each other; he does it, not as if he were intending to remit his own claims upon them, but because this was a more gross and palpable demonstration of their wickedness.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • In the second clause he declares, that the love of oppression, that frauds, injuries, rapines, and all kinds of injustice, prevailed.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Auranitis, under the government of Herod the Great, that he might the more effectually suppress the thefts and rapines committed by one Zenodorus and the Trachonites.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • By how much the more grievous the heathen yoke was to the Jewish people, boasting themselves a free nation, so much the more hateful to them was this kind of men; who, though sprung of Jewish blood, yet rendered their yoke much more heavy by these rapines.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

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