• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Raping rā′ping (her.) tearing its prey:
    • adj Raping rā′ping (obs.) transporting, ravishing.
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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.”


In literature:

The new feudal organisation of the county is doubtless shadowed forth in the existing rapes.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
The magnitude of these rewards strikes us the more when we compare them with the fines on rape and evil speaking.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
They are saved from rape by the fighting man, and they know it.
"The Summons" by A.E.W. Mason
The light-giving gold being raped, darkness falls on the river.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
Dwarf Essex rape is a favorite crop and one that furnishes a tremendous amount of forage per acre.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
Without any respect for age or for authority they added rape to murder and murder to rape.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
By dishonouring sentence shall be understood a sentence for the crimes of high treason, murder, rape, theft, fraud, perjury, or forgery.
"Selected Official Documents of the South African Republic and Great Britain" by Various
Rape, of betrothed maiden, 130.
"The Oldest Code of Laws in the World The code of laws promulgated by Hammurabi, King of Babylon B.C. 2285-2242" by Hammurabi, King of Babylon
In America or Australia there are no hospitals where lie thousands of girls too young to become mothers who have been raped.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett

In poetry:

The bruit de rape and the bruit de scie
And the bruit de diable are all combined;
How happy Bouillaud would be,
If he a case like this could find!
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Noo, wha can be pu'in' that unseen rape
In the mirk, mirk hoor o' the nicht?
An' wha can be ringin' that unseen bell
That has gien me sic a fricht?
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
Receive him, temporary Tantalus
Into the Lookingglassland's firescape.
Suckled on Jungfraumilch his eyes discuss,
The werwolf twins, their mock Sabellian rape.
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
His airms gaed up an' his airms gaed doon,
While his mouth took many a shape;
"The curse has fa'en on him at last," they cried,
"An' his weird's to pu' the rape."
"The Weary Weird" by Alexander Anderson
Shall we, when the grim shape
Roars upward, dance and sing?
Yes: if we honour rape,
If we take pride to Ring
So bountifully on space
The sperm of our long woes, our large disgrace.
"Prelude to Space" by C S Lewis
Till thy quick torch a barn had burned
Where twelve months' store of victual lay,
A widow's sons had earned;
Which done, thy floods with winds returned, --
The river raped their little herd away.
"Individuality." by Sidney Lanier

In news:

Mario Munoz-Verudes, 60, was booked into the Harris County Jail on Saturday on rape charges.
Teen says religious 'blessing' turned into rape.
Call it the rape of Carnegie Hall.
Marco Rubio, R-Fla. Says Rep Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" make it " borderline impossible, perhaps" for him to win his Senate race.
' Bounty hunter ' charged with kidnapping, rape, extortion.
A man who claimed to be a bounty hunter is charged with the alleged kidnapping, rape and extortion of an East Tennessee woman.
After braving memories, could rape victim face attacker at Md.
Girl, 15, brutally raped as crowd stood by, watched and did nothing.
Couple charged with child rape.
Prosecutors say DNA evidence links New York man to rape and murder of Barbara Pelkey 25 years ago.
A 55-year-old prison parolee once convicted of rape has been arrested again in connection with the another rape after police said he attacked a young woman inside his Seymour, Ind.
An Ohio man accused of raping young boys in his care has pleaded guilty to six rape counts.
Although sadistically satisfying, Rape-aXe isn't enough to stop rape.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.
A PHILADELPHIA JURY Tuesday declared itself deadlocked on all charges in the trial of a man accused of raping three women and attempting to rape a fourth in Kensington last November.