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ravishing

ra vi shing

  • v  force (someone) to have sex against their will
  • v  hold spellbound
  • s  stunningly beautiful
    a ravishing blonde

  • But he's gone on a nationwide quiz show hoping that his brief celebrity will catch the attention of the ravishing, unlucky Latika, whom he's loved for most of his life.
  • All that leaves is the film's epic ambition, its steam train of story propulsion, a ravishing visual design and performances of glamour and power.
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet and Alain Resnais concocted this 1961 art-house sensation, and it's still ravishing, confounding and fun.
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  • John Adams in The Newark Advocate
    As our brilliant forefather John Adams said, "I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and...
  • Margaret Wente in New York Times
    The newly hired imam in "Little Mosque on the Prairie," Amaar Rashid, is clean-shaven, wears tight jeans and has the "ravishing looks of a soap-opera star," as the columnist Margaret Wente wrote in the Toronto daily newspaper The Globe and Mail.
  • Alan Greenspan in AFP
    Hugo Chavez, who became Venezuela's president in 1999, is following Mugabe's example. He is ravishing and politicizing Venezuela's once-proud oil industry -- the second largest in the world half a century ago,Greenspan says. "His policies...

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