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The crime of forcing another person to engage in coitus against their will
“Occasionally, an individual accused of rape will claim that knowledge of a woman's reputation for unchaste behavior caused him to believe the victim's protestations were not in earnest.”
(dated) The abduction of a person, typically with debauched intentions
“The rape of the Sabines puts a similar question mark over the distinction between rape and marriage.”
The wanton destruction or spoiling of a place or area
“Joel assures Judah that all nations who were party to the rape of the land would suffer the same fate themselves.”
An aggressive and violent physical act against a person or object
Edible oilseed of the mustard family
Criminal acts against people committed as part of an orchestrated campaign
(historical) An administrative subdivision of southern English counties
To engage in carnal activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“Once again, Joseph faced betrayal when Potiphar's wife accused him of trying to rape her.”
(dated) To abduct or carry someone off against their will
“Jose and El Guapo would rape the horses, plunder, and prune the hedges of many small villages.”
To (violently) pillage or plunder a place or area
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“We have been mindful that it is not our prerogative to rape the land of its historical and cultural value in the interest of development.”
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