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Word: despoil

Definition: plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village


Sentences Containing 'despoil'

``If you were shown a great heap of dolls, and were set upon them to pluck them to pieces and despoil them for your own advantage, you would pick out the richest and gayest.
``Tell me,''cried Danglars, in a tone whose bitterness Harpagon -LRB- -RRB- alone has been capable of revealing``tell me that you wish to despoil me of all; it will be sooner over than devouring me piecemeal.''

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