despoliation

NOUN
  1. the act of stripping and taking by force
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How To Use despoliation In A Sentence

  • 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.
  • And one horror echoes down the centuries: the despoliation of a green and pleasant land. Times, Sunday Times
  • That way leads to technological despoliation, as we already know. Books, Ebooks and the Environment « Tales from the Reading Room
  • He bemoans the 'tsunami' of 1920s semis and, especially, the despoliation wreaked by the car. Times, Sunday Times
  • Fixed lines contribute to the despoliation of our mountains.
  • 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.
  • Because of our sins, our desecration and despoliation, we witness in our own times the destruction of a universe. Rabbi Barry A. Kenter: For Our Sins, We Were Exiled From The Land
  • Edinburgh and Aberdeen had less of a problem and so less despoliation took place, but Dundee and smaller towns, such as Falkirk and other burghs in the central industrial belt, were badly hit by this municipal vandalism.
  • So I propose that the Scottish Green party makes itself useful for a change and begins a campaign to stop the tartan despoliation of other people's places and stick to despoiling their own. What next? A stag weekend on Kilimanjaro? | Kevin McKenna
  • Outpost, Tue to 21 AugSSWorking from his native Benin, Romuald Hazoumè has used the ubiquitous jerry can as his trademark emblem for capitalism, consumerism and ecological despoliation. This week's new exhibitions
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