American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Ravish

RAV’ISH, v.t. [L. rapio.]

1. To seize and carry away by violence.

These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin, will quicken and accuse thee.

This hand shall ravish thy pretended right.

2. To have carnal knowledge of a woman by force and against her consent. Isa 13. Zec 14.

3. To bear away with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy; to transport.

Thou hast ravished my heart. Prov 5.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Ravish," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4BTFLYBL1S4B93D.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Ravish." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4BTFLYBL1S4B93D.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Ravish' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4BTFLYBL1S4B93D.