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Ravage

To lay waste or destroy by any means.
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So, after identifying himself with the raped girl, he, at the end, views himself as the ravager, which indicates his sadistic motives.
Certains acteurs du conflit arme, qui continuent de lutter contre l'ordre social et de ravager le pays aujourd'hui, naquirent dans les annees 1970.
/ It comes from sources the ravager still hasn't reached" (75).
In so doing, she sabotages her subjugation, but only by becoming a ravager herself.
Beautiful Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmose and Aahmes, ravager of Punt, if only she knew where we were--buried deep in-limestone and granite, glaring at each other over an ancient board game studded with catlike ebony and ivory figures.
A quiet, hard-to-detect ravager of corporate profits, namely, turnover, awaits those who fail to grasp this finer distinction and who fail to build sophisticated internal staffing capabilities that separate the sourcing and recruiting functions and enhance automation to support those functions.
The chief of the Karangua Shona tribe subjected the neighboring tribes and took the name Mwene Mutapa, which means ravager of the lands.
husband, ravager, teacher, Galahad, eunuch, swashbuckler, student, priest, and, above all else, always there" (61).
The image of a greedy Gordon Gekkolike company ravager intent on squeezing short-term profits out of a company and then discarding the empty husk is not founded in reality.
Ravager; Alliance/Le Monde Entertainment; U.S.; director: James D.
The virus slays tobacco bud-worms, one of the worst enemies of cotton plants and a ravager of tomatoes and other crops as well.
But since the particular deaths which she evokes are those of writers, the white is also the white of language, a blank space in which writing itself is discredited within the educational system and inspires only mistrust in the minority of francophone writers writing in exile in what seems to be the only language available to them: that of the most recent ravager of their country.