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Men leave their customary pursuits, hasten from one side of Europe to the other, plunder and slaughter one another, triumph and are plunged in despair, and for some years the whole course of life is altered and presents an intensive movement which first increases and then slackens.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The longer the French remained the more these forms of town life perished, until finally all was merged into one confused, lifeless scene of plunder.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The immense plunder which this villain had amassed, was buried with him in the sea, and out of the whole only one sheep was saved.
This was far from being a place of doubtful character; for it had long been known as the residence of none but low ruffians, who, under various pretences of living by their labour, subsisted chiefly on plunder and crime.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Such troops, if victorious, will for the most part plunder him by whom, as well as him against whom, they are hired to fight; and this they do, sometimes at the instigation of the potentate who sends them, sometimes for ambitious ends of their own.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Their design was to turn pirates and, plunder the Spaniards, which they could not do till they got more men.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
He had made great progress in the industry of the men who tear off lead, who plunder the roofs and despoil the gutters by the process called double pickings.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Merchant ships are but extension bridges; armed ones but floating forts; even pirates and privateers, though following the sea as highwaymen the road, they but plunder other ships, other fragments of the land like themselves, without seeking to draw their living from the bottomless deep itself.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
But suddenly the Harpies are upon us, swooping awfully from the mountains, and shaking their wings with loud clangour, plunder the feast, and defile everything with unclean touch, spreading a foul smell, and uttering dreadful cries.
Now this rock it has met has been a long and narrow boat, manned by six or eight men, who have surprised and plundered it, some dark and stormy night, near some desert and gloomy island, as bandits plunder a carriage in the recesses of a forest.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context