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Definitions of ravishment

  1. the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of carrying away by force or against consent; abduction; as, the ravishment of children from their parents, of a ward from his guardian, or of a wife from her husband. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of ravishing a woman; rape. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Act of ravishing: abduction: rape: ecstatic delight: rapture. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Forcible violation of chastity; rapture; abduction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Forcible violation of chastity; transport of delight. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for ravishment

  1. But for the moment it was not a woman approaching- rather a new color of cloth, a new combination of dress, a new species of social poise and gesture were presenting themselves for ravishment – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. And by my spirit made marvellous here by thee, Poured out all clear into the gold of thee, Not myself only do I know; I have Golden within me the whole fate of man: That every flesh and soul belongs to one Continual joyward ravishment whose end Is here, in this perfection. – Emblems Of Love by Lascelles Abercrombie