(obsolete, or, archaic) To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force.
To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy.
, author=Jules Verne
, title=Around the World in 80 Days
, passage=Passepartout was ravished to behold this celebrated place, and thought that, with its circular walls and dismantled fort, it looked like an immense coffee-cup and saucer.}}
, passage=A tall Bulgarian soldier, six feet high, perceiving that I had fainted away at this sight, attempted to ravish me; the operation brought me to my senses. I cried, I struggled, I bit, I scratched, I would have torn the tall Bulgarian’s eyes out, not knowing that what had happened at my father’s castle was a customary thing.}}
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.x:
- For loe that Guest would beare her forcibly, / And meant to ravish her, that rather had to dy.