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Reave   Listen
verb
Reave  v. t.  (past & past part. reft; pres. part. reaving)  To take away by violence or by stealth; to snatch away; to rob; to despoil; to bereave. (Archaic). "To reave his life." "He golden apples raft of the dragon." "If the wooers reave By privy stratagem my life at home." "To reave the orphan of his patrimony." "The heathen caught and reft him of his tongue."






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"Reave" Quotes from Famous Books



... lord the pillor of my life, And patrone of my Muses pupillage, Through whose large bountie poured on me rife, In the first season of my feeble age, I now doe live, bound yours by vassalage: Sith nothing ever may redeeme, nor reave Out of your endlesse debt so sure a gage, Vouchsafe in worth this small guift to receave, Which in your noble hands for pledge I leave, Of all the rest, that I am ...
— A Biography of Edmund Spenser • John W. Hales

... fought leath'er oc cur' fa tigu'ing caught teth'er ef face' be lea'guer wrought cau'cus e rase' si li'ceous fuse mawk'ish chas tise' vex a'tious news au'thor bap tize' fa ce'tious views awn'ing a chieve' sus pi'cion choose ar'id per ceive' po si'tion wooes heir'ship be reave' in cis'ion ooze air'y re nown' de ris'ion whose car'ry re ...
— McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling Book • W. H. McGuffey



Words linked to "Reave" :   loot, pillage, foray, deplume, ransack, take, strip, displume, plunder, despoil, rifle



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