Verb(1) steal goods; take as spoils(2) destroy and strip of its possession
(1) If you despoil a whole town, if you wreck the environment for thousands of people, somebody's going to describe you as an entrepreneurial genius.(2) Fixed lines contribute to the despoliation of our mountains.(3) But the challenge will be to bring the urban voter in particular, along with us, so that they realise that various popular images they might have, be it of the noble farmer or be it of the farmer as an environmental despoiler are wrong.(4) Many have reverted to despoiling the nearest remaining forest for firewood.(5) If humankind was able, finally, to make industrial progress without the factory conditions of the 19th Century; surely we have the wit and will to develop economically without despoiling the very environment we depend upon.(6) Historically, the kind of drastic accumulation I encountered is a brand-new kind of despoilment .(7) In the earlier films humans had been punished for their ambition, but in this later phase of worst-case dramas the planet had a more solid motivation for hitting back: our despoliation of the planet.(8) It lists noise pollution, environmental despoliation , training accidents that damage property and a stunting of urban and industrial development as reasons to object to their presence.(9) It investigates zoning, despoilment , natural resources, federal, state and local policy and all manner of important issues relating to the fragile ecosystem of Hawaii, and the world.(10) However, lack of law enforcement in the area is leading to both visitors and investors despoiling the pristine area.(11) I feel badly let down by the council who should be the guardians of an important conservation area, not its despoiler .(12) Since arriving back, he said he seen numerous examples of beauty spots being despoiled .(13) Plastic and organic waste clogs rivers, despoils the environment and fouls the seas.(14) The facade is vandalised - not a single pane of glass remains and graffiti despoils the faience tiling - and also has extensive vegetation sprouting from the most unlikely places.(15) A caricature of greatness despoils the memory.(16) The prelate indicated that even his own guileless grandchildren may become despoilers of the planet unless today's adults act responsibly.
(1) despoil :: plunder
1. plunder ::
2. rob ::
3. strip ::
4. rape ::
Different Formsdespoil, despoiled, despoiler, despoilers, despoiling, despoilment, despoils
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