What does the word rapine mean?

Usage examples for rapine

  1. You know that she contends for that freedom to which all men are entitled,- that she contends against oppression, rapine, and more than savage barbarity. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  2. " You don't really believe the stories you hear of this man, I hope," he said to his wife and sister, one morning; " he is some inhuman ruffian, who is disgracing, by his cruelty, the cause which he has joined, for the sake of plunder and rapine." – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  3. He doubts whether the bear would go on its life- long career of rapine and death, if hunger did not compel it, or if repeated assault and battery from other animals did not teach the poor bear the art of self- defence. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
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