[ US /ˈɹævɪʃɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈævɪʃɪŋ/ ]
  1. stunningly beautiful
    a ravishing blonde
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How To Use ravishing In A Sentence

  • A ravishing dessert tray is proffered after every meal, and selections range from fruit-inspired sweets to insulin-overdrive chocolate concoctions.
  • Although the plants are dowdy looking and scentless during the day, at dusk they suddenly release a powerful ravishing scent.
  • Two of the best diamond looks included ravishing Kate Hudson in a long diamond sautoir necklace worn down her back, briolette diamond and baguette diamond drop earrings, a 15.65 carat emerald cut diamond ring, and a diamond cocktail ring all from Cartier and Screen Actor's Guild winner Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" in rose-cut diamond pendant earrings and a rose-cut diamond ring from Irit Designs. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • Among the most excessive is the ravishing Vila Algarve, a rococo fantasy of curving terraces and balconies and stairways, topped off with urns and grotesques and maiolica-tiled tableaux, the whole place teetering on the verge of complete disintegration. Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph
  • She didn't think she was ugly; she just didn't see herself as the ravishing beauty people often told her she was.
  • She transforms herself from an awkward girl with ‘kinky hair and bad skin’ into a ravishing, couture-clad sylph, winning adulation for her public appearances around the world.
  • Moreover, in that garden were birds of all breeds, ring-dove and cushat and nightingale and culver, each singing his several song, and amongst them the lady, swaying gracefully to and fro in her beauty and grace and symmetry and loveliness and ravishing all who saw her. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Catherine Wyn-Rogers, one of Britain's most acclaimed mezzo-sopranos and much loved by Proms audiences, sings Sir Edward Elgar's ravishing Sea Pictures.
  • Now that handiwork is looking pretty shoddy as cancer cells are ravishing your body. A Review of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed
  • But as a dramatic prelude to the writing of Goethe's breakthrough work, "The Sorrows of Young Werther," the film follows the facts: While living in the smallish burg of Wetzlar, Goethe was indeed involved with Charlotte Buff (played by the ravishing Miriam Stein); her fiancé was Goethe's fellow counselor-at-law, Albert Kestner (the ubiquitous Moritz Bleibtreu); their mutual friend, Wilhelm Jerusalem (Volker Bruch) did in fact kill himself for love. Crime Comedy 'Heist' Lacks Conviction
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