- v force (someone) to have sex against their will
- v hold spellbound
- As writer Rowling doesn't have anything like the technical firepower to ravish a reader with her prose, but she is a peerless charmer, and she doesn't hold back.
- The lord of Montgaudri, a fief on the borders of 11th century Normandy, Fulcun spends the opening chapter trying to nerve himself to ravish a comely peasant girl.
- A young woman (Jacqueline Pearce) with a manuscript in tow strips to the waist, brazenly daring Simon to ravish and, of course, publish her.
- Baz Luhrmann in San Jose Mercury News
There are not many actors who have an ability to pick up a Nicole Kidman, throw her on the bed and ravish her with believability,says Luhrmann.
- John Luther Adams in CBC.ca
Adams said many of his current works are "designed to ravish and sometimes ravage the listener with more sound than they can take in. It's a process of being in an enclosed space and being inside the sound."