- rapture or ecstasy.
- violent removal.
- the forcible abduction of a woman.
- rape1(def 1).
Origin of ravishment
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Examples from the Web for ravishment
I could not hear him speak so; it killed me to all but a ravishment of fear.Charles Auchester, Volume 2 (of 2)
The ravishment of her beauty and her charm held him speechless.Romances of Old Japan
Yei Theodora Ozaki
But how am I to describe to you the peace and ravishment of that face?The Dynamiter
Robert Louis Stevenson
I have wrestled with the glaukous-haired Poseidon, and feared his ravishment.Oscar Wilde
Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
His ravishment had suffered a sharp natural decline reflected in a mental gloom.Cytherea
Word Origin and History for ravishment
1530s, from Middle French ravissement (14c.), from ravir (see ravish).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper