despoil despoil

Definition(s):

  1. (v) steal goods; take as spoils
  2. (v) destroy and strip of its possession

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  1. The kindly ones were the harbingers of all the gross Furies of history that were to despoil two generations of British youth.
  2. To add economic incentive to the fight, the panel suggested that air and water polluters be taxed in proportion to how much they despoil the environment.
  3. The wealthy residentsHoward's ex-neighborswant nothing to despoil the green splendor of their homes and three-acre lots.

Quotes

  1. "This sweeping victory is the death knell for this hugely destructive project, dealing it the demise it so richly deserves," Blumenthal said. "We fought long and hard to finally triumph over selfish corporate interests seeking to despoil Long...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Waterbury Republican American

  2. Mr Laws said the graffiti would cost thousands of dollars to repair and was an example of the "mindless morons who seek to despoil our city with their illiterate scribble". "The perpetrators are obviously losers and want to proclaim their...
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: Michael Laws Source: Stuff.co.nz

  3. "This resolution is a strong message to anyone who would despoil our environmental heritage," Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said.
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Terry Goddard Source: Arizona Republic

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