• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rapeful Given to the commission of rape.
    • Rapeful Violent. "Rigorous uproar."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rape is reported every six minutes in the U.S.
    • rapeful Given to rape or violence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Murder is the only crime that does not increase during the full moon. Theft, disorderly conduct, larceny, armed robbery, assault and battery, and rape all statistically increase dramatically during the full moon.
    • adj Rapeful given to violence or lust
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  • V. S. Pritchett
    V. S. Pritchett
    “The principle of procrastinated rape is said to be the ruling one in all the great bestsellers.”
  • Gloria Steinem
    “Pornography is the instruction. Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice, and battered children are the practice.”
  • L. R. Powell
    L. R. Powell
    “Legislators: Rape their wives and do two years. Kill their children and do five years. Steal their money and kiss your ass goodbye.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    “Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.”
  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    “We will look upon the earth and her sister planets as being with us, not for us. One does not rape a sister.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. rapen, to haste, a variant of rappen, to seize, confused with L. rapĕre, to snatch.


In literature:

This morning Count de Saulnac, who was lunching here, told us a terrible story of a rape, for which a man is to be tried in a few days.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume II (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The flowers Lady steale, Rape, Violet, and all sortes of sweete Gilliflowers.
"Hypnerotomachia" by Francesco Colonna
Adeodatus, forced by torture to confess himself guilty of rape, iii.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
There is nothing more revolting than rape, unless it be mob-rule.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
So are rape, theft, murder.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
They believe in insurrections, rapes, and incendiaries.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Young girls have been raped and little children outraged at Orsmael, where several inhabitants suffered mutilations too horrible to describe.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Sabine virgins, rape of, 10.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The felony need not be a larceny, it may be either murder or rape.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
When sown with rape that has been broadcast, clover usually makes a good stand, providing the rape crop is not sown too late in the season.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw

In poetry:

He pu's an' pu's at an unseen rape—
At an unseen bell that rings;
For a weary weird fa's on ilka ane
Wha steals God's holy things.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
An' aye after this, at a certain time,
Auld Simon Gaw was seen
To gang aboot, as if pu'in' a rape,
While a mad look cam' frae his een.
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
His crimson form, with clang and chime,
Flashed on each murk and murderous meeting-time,
And kings invoked, for rape and raid,
His fearsome aid in rune and rhyme.
"The Sick God." by Thomas Hardy
Take pomp, pride, and puff,
White tinsel enough,
To gild, and to make them go down;—
Take treachery, knavery, Poverty, slavery,
Rape, murder, and savage renown.
"Recipe To make A French Legion of Honour" by Thomas Stott
After fifty years…
We do not find a homeland to dwell in
Except the mirage.
It is not a reconciliation…
That reconciliation which, like a dagger, was thrust into us…
It is an act of rape!!..
"The Hasteners" by Nizar Qabbani
Yet this is what appeals to me:
Cobbet, a friend, loved him so well
He sailed across the surly sea
To raw and rigid New Rochelle:
With none to say: 'Take him not from us!'
He raped the grave of Thomas.
"Tom Paine" by Robert W Service

In news:

Reported rapes up 15 pct.
Almost 1,000 people protested yesterday the brutal rape and murder of 35-year-old Rosa Elvira Cely in Bogotá's National Park on May 24.
Bakary Camara , of Senegal, who goes on trial tomorrow in the horrific rape and murder of a beautiful CUNY.
Charles O'Howell gets 25 years for 1981 Cape Girardeau rape.
Catch-Me-Kitty doll forced to change doll's song after complaints from parents that it sounded like 'Rape Me'.
Antonio Cervantes is accused of raping a woman and a young girl in 2007.
The young girl says she was raped twenty to thirty times.
Red shirts represented survivors of rape or sexual assault.
You see kale, broccoli rape, dandelions, chard and more almost everywhere, and people are actually eating them.
The Marine Corps commandant wanted to snuff out rape in the ranks.
Jaycee Dugard 's kidnapper was given a commendation by the US government for turning his life around, at the same time he was holding Jaycee hostage and raping her.
You're Not a Rape Victim Unless Police Say So This is the story of the night Hannah was not officially raped.
Women born as a result of rape are defending Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock in the waning days of a campaign that has been shaken up by the Senate candidate's comments on rape and abortion.
LET'S TALK: Rape, rape culture and the bigger dialogue .
What Whoopi Goldberg ('Not a Rape-Rape'), Harvey Weinstein ('So-Called Crime') et al. Are Saying in Their Outrage Over the Arrest of Roman Polanski The Nation.