RANSACK in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RANSACK
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ransack
 v.  search thoroughly; search every place or part of
Classic Sentence:
1  They'll ransack that castle, he remarked with evident approval.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
2  I ransacked it, but couldn't find anything else.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII.
3  They worried over that awhile, and ransacked all around for it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV.
4  Well, Sister Phelps, I've ransacked that-air cabin over, an I b'lieve the nigger was crazy.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI.
5  I searched, ransacked, counted, calculated a thousand and a thousand times the income and expenditure of the family for three hundred years.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
6  I hear this Bertha Coutts besieges Mellors in his mother's house, having ransacked the cottage and the hut.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
7  Twice burglars in my pay ransacked her house.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
8  The furniture was scattered about in every direction, with dismantled shelves and open drawers, as if the lady had hurriedly ransacked them before her flight.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
9  The thieves ransacked the library and got very little for their pains.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
10  He was, and is yet most likely, the wearisomest self-righteous Pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses to his neighbours.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  She took him by the hand, and without taking her eyes off him, gazed at him while she ransacked her mind for the words to say that would keep him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 31
12  I judged I better hide it outside of the house somewheres, because if they missed it they would give the house a good ransacking: I knowed that very well.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI.
13  By dint of searching and ransacking his pockets, Marius had finally collected five francs sixteen sous.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
Example Sentence:
1  We might do what we pleased; ransack her desk and her workbox, and turn her drawers inside out; and she was so good-natured, she would give us anything we asked for.
2  I've ransacked the house for those papers, but I can't find them.