ravishment

[rav-ish-muh nt]
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Origin of ravishment

1470–80; < Middle French ravissement, equivalent to raviss- (see ravish) + -ment -ment
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Examples from the Web for ravishment

Historical Examples of ravishment

  • I could not hear him speak so; it killed me to all but a ravishment of fear.

  • 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

    Joseph Hergesheimer


Word Origin and History for ravishment
n.

1530s, from Middle French ravissement (14c.), from ravir (see ravish).

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