Reave in a sentence

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Definition of Reave

  • To take away by violence or by stealth; to snatch away; to rob; to despoil; to bereave. Archaic.
  • steal goods; take as spoils

How to use reave in a sentence. Reave pronunciation.

Who can be bound by any solemn vow To do a murtherous deed, to rob a man, To force a spotless virgin's chastity, To reave the orphan of his patrimony, To wring the widow from her custom'd right, And have no other reason for this wrong But that he was bound by a solemn oath?
But Meggie reave her yellow hair.
Though the frail ringlets thee deceive, None from its stock that vine can reave.

Examples of Reave

Example #1
It is great sin to swear unto a sin, But greater sin to keep a sinful oath.
Example #2
Canst thou dispense with heaven for such an oath? SALISBURY.
Example #3
The Text+ of this half-carol, half-ballad is taken from the Sloane MS.
Example #4
Till ye leave a token wi’ me.’ 17.
Example #5
There's no god dare wrong a worm; Laurel crowns cleave to deserts, And power to him who power exerts.
Example #6
Gauge of more and less through space, Electric star or pencil plays, The lonely Earth amid the balls That hurry through the eternal halls, A makeweight flying to the void, Supplemental asteroid, Or compensatory spark, Shoots across the neutral Dark.