Ravaging: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations RavagingThe work of the political activist inevitably involves a certain tension between the requirement that position be taken on current issues as they arise and the desire that one's contributions will somehow survive the ravages of time.ndash;Angela Y. DavisRavaging ndash; DesolationNow is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.ndash;Martin Luther King, Jr.I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.ndash;William ShermanRavaging ndash; DevastationThe toleration of heretics is more injurious than the devastation of the provinces by the barbarians.ndash;Pope St. Gelasius IRavaging ndash; HavocDivorce is most likely to wreak havoc when spouses declare war on each other and draft their kids.ndash;Constance AhronsThroughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.ndash;Salman Rushdie Use in Literature RavagingAs the inner side of a horse's ear is both warm and tender,that organ was frequently infested with this pest, whose ravages often undermined the supporting cartilages and produced the drooping or 'gotch' ear.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.He next turns his attention to the books in the bookcase, and we are all familiar with his ravages there.ndash;Edward Hamilton Aitken in Behind the Bungalow.David locked the greenhouse door the instant he saw them; and pervaded the premises generally like a most affable but very watchful policeman, for the ravages those innocents committed much afflicted him.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in Work: A Story of Experience.She had effaced the ravages of a sadder period of her life as human voyagers upon reaching quiet port repair the damages of wandering and storm.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Bride of the Mistletoe.There were no ravages of married life in him.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Bride of the Mistletoe.
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