• WordNet 3.6
    • n ravisher a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    • n ravisher someone who assaults others sexually
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ravisher One who ravishes (in any sense).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ravisher One who ravishes or takes by violence.
    • n ravisher One who violates the chastity of a woman.
    • n ravisher One who or that which transports with delight.
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  • John Donne
    “Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.”
  • Lord Byron
    “I should like to know who has been carried off, except poor dear me -- I have been more ravished myself than anybody since the Trojan war.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.”


In literature:

Truly, the dresses are ravishing.
"The Avenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Already her imaginative father is ravishing in fancy the mouldiest wine-cellars of Continental Europe.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
There followed much talk of the nature of this treasure, whether it was to be sought or conveyed, bought, stolen, or ravished in fair fight.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
He met her in a garden where sweet marjoram combined With azure violets a scent that ravished every wind.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
Damon on the other hand was ravished at so unexpected a discovery, and in a few minutes had lived an age in love.
"Damon and Delia" by William Godwin
Sometimes the reader is suddenly ravished with a sonorous sentence, of which, when the noise is past, the meaning does not long remain.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
The devil's in them, if they'll hang five for ravishing three!
"Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
How ravishing the music and the chants of grand ceremonials!
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
You are looking positively younger than your ravishingly beautiful daughter.
"Punchinello, Volume 2, No. 37, December 10, 1870" by Various
She was ravished by his tone and his manner.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett

In poetry:

I had a dream, a varied dream:
Before my ravished sight
The city of my Lord arose,
With all its love and light.
"Fishers Of Men" by Frances Ellen Watkins
Thus, as they shine in their estate,
So, too, in their degree;
Which is most goodly to relate,
And ravishing to see.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Of thee possest, whose noble breast
Each finer feeling warms;
Of thee possest, whose angel form
My ravish'd senses charms;
"To ------" by Charlotte Dacre
Let it fly as unconfined
As its calm ravisher the wind,
Who hath left his darling th' East,
To wanton o'er that spicy nest.
"To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her Hair" by Richard Lovelace
I look'd on her; and my being
Was ravish'd with that sweet seeing,
I felt as if life was fleeing,
I felt, and could not speak.
"On A Like Occasion (From Klopstock)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
She look'd on me; and her being
Was ravish'd with that dear seeing;
We felt as if earth was fleeing,
And heaven about us both.
"On A Like Occasion (From Klopstock)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

In 1951 Mr Curtis married the ravishing MGM contract player Janet Leigh, whose beauty rivaled his own.
Specifically, did Rhett Butler rape or, less offensively, ravish Scarlett O'Hara.
The woman behind Bite Beauty shares what makes her feel simply ravishing.
Perfect for a small first course, this dish channels the summer through its ravishing colors and striking flavors.
Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love.
Here is a book of 126 splendid color photographs by Leni Riefenstahl, certainly the most ravishing book of photographs published anywhere in recent years.
The Emmy Awards are just around the corner, so what better time to take a walk down memory lane and check out 10 ravishing recipients of top TV honors stripped down into skimpy bikinis.
In a story blooming with beauty and scientific mystery, this program explores the incredible truth that lies behind the ravishing flowers we so love to behold: that humans could not have existed or evolved without them.
Margaret Yvonne Ravish, 92, of Sturgis, died Sept 27, 2012, at Sturgis Hospital, following an extended illness.
This may change with the release of a ravishing new coffee table book, Selwyn Pullan, Documenting Mid-Century West Coast Modernism (Douglas & McIntyre), that collects some of his best work.
Rita Rusic Ravishing In Her Bikini.
Channeling Deborah Turbeville in spring's romantic, ravishing clothes.
HUMBOLDT – Jessica McGuinty is young, successful and fighting for your right to have roiling, ravishingly curly hair.
Gay Lyons' People & Parties: League kicks off Richman's 10th season with 'ravishing' fete.
With Broken Embraces, Almodóvar gets his most ravishing performance from Penélope Cruz.