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 Meanings and Examples of RAVAGE
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ravage
 v.  bring heavy destruction on; devastate
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  In a forest of his country lived two giants, who caused great mischief with their robbing, murdering, ravaging, and burning, and no one could approach them without putting himself in danger of death.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
2  Jean Valjean watched these ravages with anxiety.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE ROSE PERCEIVES THAT IT IS AN ENGINE OF WAR
3  This work, peculiar to the whole of Europe, effected more ravages in Germany than anywhere else.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
4  Musketry and grape-shot alternated, but without committing great ravages, to tell the truth.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—THE SHOT WHICH MISSES NOTHING AND KILLS NO ONE
5  It also frequently happened, that the interior ravages were not revealed by any external scar, and in that case, woe to the sewermen.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—IN THE CASE OF SAND AS IN THAT OF WOMAN, THERE ...
6  The serene Teuton found the supper-table and was happy, eating steadily through the bill of fare, and dismayed the garcons by the ravages he committed.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
7  And on Mondays eight servants including an extra gardener toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  Food was scanty, one blanket for three men, and the ravages of smallpox, pneumonia and typhoid gave the place the name of a pest-house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  That is to say, I will not conceal from you the fact that, out of a hundred souls registered at the last revision, only fifty survive, so terrible have been the ravages of cholera.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
10  He sang how they overran the city hither and thither and ravaged it, and how Ulysses went raging like Mars along with Menelaus to the house of Deiphobus.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
11  But the men disobeyed my orders, took to their own devices, and ravaged the land of the Egyptians, killing the men, and taking their wives and children captive.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
12  But the men disobeyed my orders, took to their own devices, and ravaged the land of the Egyptians, killing the men, and taking their wives and children captives.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
13  She looked like a dead, old woman with her ravaged face and her dark hair snarled and tangled across it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  It did not seem possible that war had swept over them twice, that they were living in a ravaged country, close to the border of starvation, when this old sweet Christmas hymn was being sung.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  She was already old, with a ravaged countenance and a physique curiously hard and stiff.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
Example Sentence:
1  They would love to ravage the land and feed the corporations the spoils until there is nothing left.
2  This research tells us the ravages of the plague that swept through Europe in the mid 14th century.
3  It would be wrong to assume that rich countries will always be able to insulate themselves with drugs against the ravages of new diseases.
4  By his cadaverous appearance, we could see how the disease had ravaged him.
5  The forest was ravaged by fire.