Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who ravishes or takes by violence.
  • noun One who violates the chastity of a woman.
  • noun One who or that which transports with delight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who ravishes (in any sense).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who ravishes.

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

  • noun someone who assaults others sexually
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman

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Examples

  • "No ... no!" she faltered, and for an instant I checked in astonishment: the sight of Flashy stark and slavering might well strike maidenly terror in amateurs and virgins (my second bride, Duchess Irma, near had the conniptions on our wedding night) but this was a seasoned strumpet ... and then I twigged, this must be her special ploy to rouse the rou's, playing the helpless fawn shrinking before the roaring ravisher.

    THE NUMBERS

  • “You, icy sweetness of strawberry, chocolate or vanilla, melting, stickily into your inverted dunce cap, ravisher of appetites, leading the younger generation from the straight and narrow paths of spinach, pilferer of the pennies that might go to make a fortune; destroyer of the peace of homes, instrument of bribery and reward of virtue.”

    One Big Table

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    Another reflection on June 4...

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    Campaigning in Herts and Beds with Sian Berry

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    Green candidate to visit Brentwood

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    Every town an eco-town

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    On the impossibility of Time Travel!

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    Yes to Leighton Buzzard's cycling schemes [News release]

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    The Tories' ever-decreasing circles of (un)greenness

  • Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of a ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present.

    Greens Could Quadruple Euro Seats on June 4th!

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  • "SECOND SERVANT: 'Tis so: and as war in some sort, may be said to be a ravisher, so it cannot be denied but peace is a great maker of cuckolds."

    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 29, 2009