- v steal goods; take as spoils
- v destroy and strip of its possession
- But 1967 awakened many of its citizens to the fact that conscienceless affluence can not only despoil the environment and drive a deprived underclass to the brink of .
- States' rights, "public plunderers," "special privileges," trusts which "despoil the people.
- But then 1967 awakened many of its citizens to the fact that conscienceless affluence can not only despoil the environment and drive a deprived underclass to the brink of rebellion .
- Richard Blumenthal in Waterbury Republican American
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...
- Michael Laws in Stuff.co.nz
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...
- Terry Goddard in Arizona Republic
This resolution is a strong message to anyone who would despoil our environmental heritage,Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said.