despoiler despoiler

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

Usage(s):

  1. Senate oldsters led by Texas' Connally and Virginia's Glass forthwith passionately gave the lie back to Senator Nye, excoriated him as a monstrous despoiler of honored graves.
  2. The purported despoiler is Lopakhin, an upstart peasant turned real estate developer who plans to raze the family's mansion and orchard to create a cottage camp for vacationers.
  3. Pan Am Director Lindbergh has questioned the SST as a potential despoiler of the environment.

Quotes

  • Theodore Roosevelt, said Brinkley, who is author of a volume on TR the environmentalist, "would have gone after BP as a 'despoiler of the gulf.'" He says that Obama should have appointed a high commissioner to coordinate disaster response right...
    on May 29, 2010 By: Theodore Roosevelt Source: Newsweek

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