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ra vi jing

  • n  plundering with excessive damage and destruction
  • v  make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
  • v  cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  • s  ruinously destructive and wasting
    a ravaging illness

  • Then, in the past two years, this optimism turned to despair as hunger and famine began ravaging hundreds of millions of the poorest citizens in at least 40 nations.
  • By the time the first signs of forgetfulness and confusion set in, experts believe, the disease has already been ravaging the brain for a decade or more, causing irreversible damage.
  • Now it has given way to vast criminal empires that are ravaging the inner cities of this country.
News & Articles

  • New concern for U.S. Forest Service 10 years after Aspen Fire
    It was a devastating wildfire that burned through the Catalina Mountains. The Aspen Fire went on to destroy 340 homes and businesses on Mt. Lemmon ravaging the town of Summerhaven.
    June 18, 2013 - KOLD News 13 Tuscon
  • Who's the Better NBA Franchise Centerpiece, Blake Griffin or Dwight Howard?
    Blake Griffin is known for his highlight-reel ravaging of rims. Dwight Howard is known for his under-performance and dramatic losses. At least that’s the portrayal of the two Los Angeles superstar big men from this past season. Griffin is the marketable young Clippers dunk artist, a 24-year-old who is seeing team success but is stagnant in production after just three seasons. Howard’s reputation ...
    June 17, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • To Syria's loyalist stronghold of Tartus, victory seems imminent
    The bustling coastal city, itself untouched by war, sends its mostly Alawite and Christian sons to battle for Assad and honors those slain with colorful posters. TARTUS, Syria — War may be ravaging much of Syria, but there is no sign of conflict on bustling streets here, where diners wearing designer sunglasses order freshly caught fish at seaside cafes and gaze out on a palm-fringed expanse ...
    June 16, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Chris Dodd in Dallas Morning News
    I regret that the industry did not take it much, much earlier when it might have done more to stem the overwhelming tide of foreclosures ravaging our neighborhoods and forcing thousands of American families from their homes,Mr. Dodd said.
  • Elie Wiesel in Jerusalem Post
    Hatred, an old and new infectious disease, is still ravaging the human heart. Indifference imperils our future,said Wiesel, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, who is to host Abbas and Olmert in separate conversations during the conference.
  • Ilyasah Shabazz in Reuters
    I'm thrilled to work with Malaria No More to alert Americans to the malaria crisis ravaging Africa,said Ms. Shabazz. "That I have a family connection to Mali only makes the problem that much more personal."

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