plunderer

Definitions

  • PLUNDERING CORINTH
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n plunderer someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plunderer One who plunders or pillages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plunderer One who plunders.
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Quotations

  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “It is well-known what a middleman is: he is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
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    “The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
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    “Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.”

Usage

In literature:

The people of those parts assembled and fought against him; but Olaf was victorious and gat much plunder.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
Sometimes his ships were lost at sea; sometimes plundered by bands of pirates at his very doors.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
The floor of the cabin was littered with portions of the cargo, which the murderous savages had plundered.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
They were cast into the same furnace of plunder and torture.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
We are not come to deal slaughter through Libyan homes, or to drive plundered spoils to the coast.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Flushed with success, they began to preach openly, to overturn altars, and to plunder churches.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
The savages plundered his house, and defaced the pictures on the walls.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
The mode of plunder is thus perpetrated.
"The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido" by Henry Keppel
Is it to attack the new colony, plunder, and destroy it?
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The plunder of the chauntries and the gilds failed to glut the appetite of this crew of spoilers.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
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In poetry:

He showed him his ships with their hundred oars,
And their sides like a castle wall,
That fetch home the plunder of all the world,
At the Kaiser's beck and call.
"The Song of The Little Baltung: A.D. 395" by Charles Kingsley
Abroad your wounds meet plunder & renown
While infamy pursues your Jarrs in town
Where the whole acts a breach upon ye laws
perhaps a stew ye scene a whore ye cause
"Satyr VII. The Isle Of Wight" by Thomas Parnell
Our actions stopped Him from reacting,
for His fist-tight hand is numbed by sleep,
and the times brought in the age of heroes
during which our dark hearts plundered Him.
"In The Beginning" by Rainer Maria Rilke
When thy great plundered flock was borne away,
Thou didst not lie with slumber-seal`ed eyes,—
Then 'twas thy boast to rise before the day:—
Arise again, Emania's Hound, arise!
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"You've justice scorned, and corruption sown,
And trampled the laws of nature down.
You have drunk, rioted, cheated, plundered, and lied,
And mocked at God in your hell-born pride.
"Hellbound Train" by Anonymous Americas
Sow and sow yet even beyond the border,
Sow like the stars and also sow like the waves.
Don't worry if birds plunder all your seeds,
Tomorrow God will in their place sow you pearls.
"The Sowing" by Daniel Varoujan

In news:

Yakima's Pirate Plunder puts the ' arr ' in race (Photos, Videos).
Pirate Plunder race Sunday, Oct 7, 2012.
Regulars abound, with many returning to plunder a wine list of more than 3,000 choices.
At Root of Italy Library's Plunder, a Tale of Entrenched Practices.
Star Wars toured "Tatooine," Star Trek visited "Vulcan" and Avatar plundered "Pandora.
The greedy hordes of Black Friday are now plundering Thanksgiving.
Black Friday hordes now plunder Thanksgiving.
I am not a murder, plunderer or dictator, nor do I have any desire to be.
"When you violate God's laws, you plunder the very purpose for which you live," said world renowned apologist Ravi Zacharias in last night's General Session.
A LOST-LUGGAGE delivery driver caught plundering wayward airport baggage for electronics, designer handbags and lingerie was also using his connections with the airlines to smuggle drugs in food, prosecutors said Tuesday.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS honeymooned there and pirates plundered it over the centuries, but few people seem to go to Porto Santo these days.
Thieves plunder Ottogan storage units.
Man plundered cousin 's home during robbery.
So one of the two main cultures (the Roman ) being celebrated in the Met's new galleries was already plundering the other (the Greek).
How would you like to plunder.
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