Examples from the Web for rapine
Are you not yet sated with rapine and slaughter, that you thus fall upon and tear each other?
A few hours and the city will be in the hands of the enemy, will be subject to sack, rapine, slaughter.Iconoclasts|James Huneker
But if theft and rapine be committed in a church, it is reconciled by the custom which usually obtaineth in such matters.Churches and Church Ornaments|William Durandus
His character appears to have been a strange combination of bravery and chivalry, a love of rapine, and a fantastic vanity.The Monarchs of the Main, Volume I (of 3)|Walter Thornbury
But was the state of France so wretched and undone, that no other resource but rapine remained to preserve its existence?
British Dictionary definitions for rapine
Word Origin for rapine
Word Origin and History for rapine
early 15c., "plunder," from Middle French rapine (12c.), from Latin rapina "act of robbery, plundering, pillage," from rapere "seize, carry off, rob" (see rapid).