pillaging

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pillaging the act of stealing valuable things from a place "the plundering of the Parthenon","his plundering of the great authors"
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Quotations

  • Marianne Moore
    Marianne Moore
    “War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.”

Usage

In literature:

The pillagers were nervous and ill at ease, as men must always be in the presence of something they do not understand.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
After the spoil and pillage, as in fire, He burnt with a strong feminine desire.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
The Spanish Main was long ago stripped of its pillage.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Sthenius, grieved as he was to find himself pillaged, bore all this.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Why, I found my house pillaged, oh!
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Why, I found my house pillaged, oh!
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
And there he fell to pillaging in the dominion of Earl Hakon.
"Olaf the Glorious" by Robert Leighton
At first she disposed of all her little private possessions, then she began to pillage the house.
"The Dream" by Emile Zola
The pillage of this Cathedral would do our cause more harm than a pitched battle lost.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
One day there came rumors to the town of Thebes that wild tribes of horsemen had been pillaging along the frontiers.
"Ancient Man" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
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In poetry:

Rich with the dreamer's pillage,
An idle and worthless lad,
Least in a prosy village,
And prince in Allahabad;
"The Poet's Town" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Smiling to hear an old fellow like me talk
Gossip of pillage and robbers, and even
Air his opinion of law and alcaldes
Like any other!
"Jack Of The Tules" by Francis Bret Harte
II. IN WINTERTIME
I would not give the winter for a rose.
For remembering gold meadows and the hummer
Sucking them, I think June a time of pillage.
Your mouth is more passionate than any summer.
"The Progress Of Œnia" by Allen Tate
But waked, and walked the city, vicious village,
Fought through the traffic where the wild horn gobbled,
Bruised on the bumper, turned toward home, hobbled
Back, myself the house my neighbors pillage.
"Hero" by Paul Engle
Were it not better thou shouldst sing
Where the drenched lilac droops her plume,
Spreading frail banners of perfume?
Or where the easeless pines enring
The river-lulled village
Whose lads the lilac pillage?
"The Darksome Nightingale" by John Freeman
The Caroline was a cruiser craft;
Rochon had raked her fore and aft,
With cannon and with carronade,
And had boarded her with pike and blade,
Had pillaged and sunk her; only the mate
Was left to tell of his vessel's fate.
"Old Rochon" by Maurice Thompson

In news:

STAR RATING (out of 4) Pillaging yarn.
So there was a short Internet depiction of Mohammad in a way Muslims consider offensive and that gave the right to riot, sack, pillage, burn, and kill.
Pillage your parts bin in a pinch.
Her school years were spent in Pillager, Minn. Where she graduated from high school in 1953.
Reading it as an incomplete introduction to the Gospels puts the murders and pillaging in context.
Outsourcing has been successfully lowering costs, creating better jobs and spreading wealth since … well, since the Persians hired Greek mercenaries to do their pillaging.
Thieves pillage hospitalized woman's home.
Return of Pillage at Wolf Creek.
Two Fresh, Now You See Them, Pillage and Plunder, Pepper.
Bush's Final Pillage The Nation.
War, Pillage and Other Traditions in Trade Policy.
Pillager , PR-Backus players on all-section team.
Four players from Pillager and three from Pine River-Backus were named to the All-Section 6-1A football team.
The Pillager Family Center is sponsoring "Meet the Pillager School Board Candidates" beginning at 6:30 pm Oct 22 in the Pillager School Media Center.
Tiger runners place at Pillager meet.
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