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Definitions of despoil

  1. To strip, as of clothing; to divest or unclothe. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To deprive for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; - usually followed by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To rob; deprive of belongings; pillage. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To spoil completely: to strip: to bereave: to rob. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To strip; bereave; rob. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To deprive of something, as by force; plunder; with of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. DESPOILER, DESPOLIATION. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To strip by force; to rob; to deprive or bereave by any means. See Spoil. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To take from by force; to rob; to plunder; to divest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Spoil. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Despoilation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for despoil

  1. All that I have is yours, and it is you they despoil – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  2. I will not know aforetime to despoil The gradual joy of waking to a man- I will not lose one feeling of dear change, Or slur it by being conscious of the next.... – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley
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