Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pillage
IPA transcription: [p'ɪlɪdʒ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray
    Meaning: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
Usage examples
  • The pillage continued for three days.
  • These machines are planted in caves of sepulture, to guard them from pillage.
  • The seignior could kill the serf with impunity, could deprive him of his wife, violate his daughter, pillage his house, and rob him of his savings; religion checked his invasions: it excommunicated the seignior.
  • During the past seventy or eighty years Venezuela has had more than a half hundred revolutions but generally they were gotten up to give an excuse for pillage and robbery rather than to make a better country or government.
  • The consequence is that he permits the bashaws or governors of provinces to pillage the people without mercy; and, in turn, squeezes out of them the sums of which he stands in need, to satisfy his own exigencies and those of the state.
  • Butchery and pillage had begun, and the work of destruction must needs be completed: in vain did Fabrizio Colonna, Ranuzio di Marciano, and Don Ugo di Cardona attempt to make head against the French and Spaniards with such men as they could get together.
  • And she is by the side of the poor who have lost their all by pillage or fire; by the side of the wounded who are suffering or dying; to them, too, she is a companion, comforting the lowliest with her adorable simplicity, shedding on all the increasing bounty of her exquisite compassion.