As a consequence the Church has been despoiled of her property and visited with persecution.
When the prize was taken, the prisoners were questioned, and despoiled.
Ralph laughed, and they sauntered off together, and the kestrel sailed back to her despoiled nest.
He went softly across the room and despoiled the bowl of a spray.
I, despoiled by those knaves, the victim of an iniquitous sentence.
despoiled of his far more precious treasure, what recks he of that?
Her life was a broken thing, robbed, stripped and despoiled for all the years to come.
It was evidently a blessing that this resort had been despoiled by war.
Alone and despoiled of everything, she wandered through the wilderness, seeking her faithless consort.
Other districts have in this way been despoiled to some extent of their proper meed of honour.
c.1300, from Old French despoillier (12c., Modern French dépouiller) "to strip, rob, deprive of, steal, borrow," from Latin despoliare "to rob, despoil, plunder," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + spoliare "to strip of clothing, rob," from spolium "armor, booty" (see spoil (v.)). Related: Despoiled; despoiling.