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Ravished Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ravish \Rav"ish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravished; p. pr. & vb. n. Ravishing.] [OE. ravissen, F. ravir, fr. L. rapere to snatch or tear away, to ravish. See Rapacious, Rapid, and -ish.]
  1. To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force. These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin Will quicken, and accuse thee. --Shak. This hand shall ravish thy pretended right. --Dryden.
  2. To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy. ``Ravished . . . for the joy.'' --Chaucer. Thou hast ravished my heart. --Cant. iv. 9.
  3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape. --Shak. Syn: To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate; deflour; force.
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  • Ravished Armenia: Ravished Armenia is the title of both a book written in 1918 by Arshaluys (Aurora) Mardiganian about her experiences in the Armenian ...

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  • Valparaiso: UNESCO heritage site dubbed 'Jewel of the Pacific'
    Valparaiso, the Chilean port city of 270,000 ravished by fire, is a UNESCO world heritage site once dubbed "the jewel of the Pacific" by visiting sailors navigating around South America. The port city is visited by thousands of tourists every year who marvel at the historic centre with its cobbled streets and coloured houses dating from the city's gl Read more on this news related to 'Ravished'
  • Making the most of spring break
    A tornado-ravished town in Oklahoma is a far cry from the sun- and rum-soaked beaches and hotel pools where many college students spend spring break. Read more on this news related to 'Ravished'
  • Hundreds gather for prayer service honoring landslide victims
    Hundreds of people attended the "Together Evening of Prayer" on April 4. in Arlington, Wash., to pay respect to the victims of a massive mudslide that ravished the town of Oso, Wash., killing at least 30 people and leaving many missing. Read more on this news related to 'Ravished'

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