ravish

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That is all very well, and enough for today; before we proceed further, someone must be informed that you know the ravisher of your wife.
The ravisher stopped suddenly, his knees bent under him, and he fell with Teresa in his arms.
The Diana in mid-stream waltzed round with as much grace as an old barn, and flew after her ravisher.
He carried it that length that he protested to me, that if he was naked in bed with me, he would as sacredly preserve my virtue as he would defend it if I was assaulted by a ravisher.
v's victim-who-requests-marriage; to the extent any sort of ethopoeia emerges from her speech in The Orator, she appears sympathetic in being a stalwart for both mercy and her own rights, but every point she makes is bound up with honor in some way: the Sabines with forgiveness of and marriage to their ravishers were "no lesse honest but more discreet" than Lucretia and Virginia, and more numerous, and so her own marriage ought to be judged acceptable.