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Ravish, 1) to rob, to carry away by force: “the --ed Helen,” Mcb. IV, 1, 24. “these hairs which thou dost r. from my chin,” Lr. III, 7, 38.
2) to deflower by violence; absol.: “with Tarquin's --ing strides,” Mcb. II, 1, 55. Trans.: Lucr. Arg. Mcb. II, 1, 55 Mids. II, 1, 78. H6B IV, 8, 31. R3 V, 3, 337. Cor. IV, 6, 81. Tit. II, 4, 2. IV, 1, 53. V, 1, 92. V, 1, 92 V, 3, 53. V, 3, 53 V, 3, 53 Cymb. III, 5, 142. Per. IV, 1, 103. IV, 6, 5. IV, 6, 5 Metaphorically, == to pollute (?): “with rotten damps r. the morning air,” Lucr. 778.
3) to enchant, to transport; absol.: H4A III, 1, 211. H6B I, 1, 32. Trans.: Pilgr. 108. Ado II, 3, 60. LLL I, 1, 168. II, 75. IV, 3, 260. IV, 3, 260 H6A V, 5, 15. H8 I, 2, 120.
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