What does the word ravish mean?

Usage examples for ravish

  1. They do not belong to us, who ravish them. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. When the short battle was over, in which our hero, had he not been overpowered with numbers, who came down on their captain's side, would have been victorious, the captain rapped out a hearty oath, and asked Wild, if he had no more Christianity in him than to ravish a woman in a storm? – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding