Electricity has yet to be restored to downtown Tacloban and night-time shootings and ransacking have been reported in the area.
Samar learned it was this same commander who had ordered the bombing and ransacking of her hospital inside Afghanistan.
What ransacking of heathen mythologies for metaphors and allusions!
So this is where he has lain, hiding, while I have been ransacking London for him!
These are the faint sketches, which, on ransacking my brain, I find resting on its tablets.
Billy seemed to be ransacking his vocabulary for abstract nouns.
With the remainder of his vessels Spinola crept out of sight while the English were ransacking the carrack.
I thoroughly searched both my rooms, ransacking every corner.
There is to be another banquet, we hear, and more "ransacking."
The Germans might not trouble themselves about ransacking an abandoned house.
mid-13c., from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse rannsaka "to pillage," literally "search the house" (especially legally, for stolen goods), from rann "house," from Proto-Germanic *rasnan (c.f. Gothic razn, Old English ærn "house;" see barn) + saka "to search," related to Old Norse soekja "seek" (see seek). Sense influenced by sack (v.). Related: Ransacked; ransacking.