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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a sex/rape fiend (=one who commits very unpleasant sex attacks)
acquaintance rape
commit murder/rape/fraud etc
▪ The couple were accused of committing murder.
date rape
gang rape
oilseed rape
statutory rape
▪ Tamar obviously had no knowledge that the man who had attempted to rape her was working on her husband's estate.
▪ In 1971 this offender had been given a ten-year sentence for attempting to rape a 69-year-old woman.
▪ On the present occasion he was convicted of attempting to rape and then murdering an 81-year-old widow.
▪ He'd been released on bail by Cheltenham magistrates after being charged with raping a twenty year old woman.
▪ On the present occasion he was convicted of attempting to rape and then murdering an 81-year-old widow.
▪ Thompson, 42, was convicted in 1983 of raping and murdering 20-year-old Ginger Fleischli in a Laguna Beach apartment.
▪ The woman was kidnapped and raped Sept. 5.
▪ You might be kidnapped or raped.
▪ We have already told of another victim still too frightened to tell police of the day Courtney tried to rape her.
▪ Cabrera, 27, started ripping off her clothes and tried to rape her, she and Hernandez testified later.
▪ He then ordered her back to the living room where he tried to rape her twice without success.
▪ He was accused of raping his ex-girlfriend.
▪ Lula was raped on her way home from work.
▪ The woman was raped and then murdered by her kidnapper.
▪ But Manu does not seem to care about being raped, and puts up no resistance.
▪ It was clear that he meant this literally and also as: to rape a white girl is to rape her father.
▪ Most experts such as Koss focus on factors outside of criminal intent that contribute to date and acquaintance rape.
▪ She had been raped and asphyxiated, police said.
▪ She was dragged into a garden and raped.
▪ Stallions may show a lack of normal courtship behaviour, raping or savaging mares or displaying an inability to mate.
▪ While it could be very difficult to prove that you were raped before your marriage, proving marital rape may be possible.
▪ Two centuries after Hale's pronouncement, Pollock B. unequivocally expressed his support for the marital rape exemption in similar terms.
▪ It is unlikely that their enthusiasm for reporting marital rape would be much greater.
▪ Indeed, Wills J. appeared to query the very existence of a marital rape exemption.
▪ The Committee was not without its own misgivings about non-cohabitation as a prerequisite for prosecution for marital rape.
▪ In the thirteenth century context, liability for marital rape would clearly have been quite inconceivable.
▪ Separation is not always the factor which is chosen to delimit the marital rape exemption.
▪ Wives prepared to report marital rape to the police may well have husbands who fall into this category.
▪ Many questions have been raised about acquaintance rape since the surge of reported cases has been noted across the country.
▪ Specifically the Heilbron Report did not recommend similar anonymity for defendants in rape cases.
▪ A few cases dominate this reporting, while just over one-half of the rape cases mentioned appeared only in one sample newspaper.
▪ Police, faced with their third major serial rape case in a decade, frankly are baffled.
▪ The Government is considering new laws to counter date rape and to improve the way rape cases are handled.
▪ Even the rape case against him began falling apart when his alleged victim failed to appear in court.
▪ In the summer of 1974 there had been several questions regarding the possibility of anonymity in rape cases.
▪ It's the same with these terrible rape cases.
▪ The rape charge was all a setup, the Brigade huffed.
▪ He was sentenced to seven years imprisonment on each of the rape charges and four years for each of the indecent assaults.
▪ A week later, Hagans made another court appearance on the rape charge.
▪ Three years ago Anna McGurk was murdered by a man who'd been bailed on a rape charge.
▪ A survey in the 1970s showed that almost one-third of rape charges resulted in conviction of attempted rape.
▪ She will now have to repeat her allegations when the 52-year-old Surrey man is re-tried on two rape charges.
▪ The Government is considering new laws to counter date rape and to improve the way rape cases are handled.
▪ All freshmen who attend optional orientation sessions receive information on date rape.
▪ She talks about relationships and the dangers of date rape.
▪ Merrill points out that most often rape on college campuses is date rape, but that date rape is rape.
▪ The research on date rape has helped shape prevention programs, but with few results.
▪ It follows Operation Orchid, a police investigation into missing boys after a gang rape murder in London.
▪ Often, they said, a captive woman would try to attach herself to one leader to avoid repeated gang rape.
▪ Traditional rape laws, therefore, also involve some sort of gradation and may well encourage plea-bargaining.
▪ It is also worth reiterating that traditional rape laws frequently give rise to light sentences for lesser offences.
▪ This one case took 13 percent of the total coverage of rape trials.
▪ His evidence will be used in a homosexual rape trial.
▪ Lawyers do not believe that women jurors are necessarily more likely than men to believe the evidence of alleged rape victims.
▪ Also patron of nurses and rape victims.
▪ The emphasis of the research mainly focused on the press reporting of the rape victim.
▪ Some rape victims might be lucky enough to encounter an emergency room doctor who will prescribe the drugs.
▪ Genuine rape victims should always be encouraged to come forward, so anonymity is important.
▪ They serenaded the rape victim inside, cheering a brother on as if it were a football game.
▪ After the furore over the schoolgirl rape victim, he risks having a controversial but respectable viewpoint mistaken for insensitivity.
▪ She also works with other rape victims, which is helping to lay her own demons to rest.
attempted murder/suicide/rape etc
▪ All I care about is solving this murder, I mean this attempted murder.
▪ He was acquitted of rape, attempted murder, administering poison with intent and kidnapping.
▪ In summary, therefore, most special aftercare services have had no effect on repetition rates after attempted suicide.
▪ Redmond denied attempted murder but admitted wounding with intent.
▪ Several forces have also seen very sharp rises in attempted murders.
▪ The charges include the murder of Becky and the attempted murder of Katie in April 1991.
▪ The suspects were held Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, attempted burglary and conspiracy.
▪ We have cured hundreds of people from Chicago, Ill., from gunshot wounds inflicted in attempted murders and robberies.
Rape victims receive special counselling and are treated very sensitively.
▪ a rape victim
▪ A woman's sexual history should not be introduced in a rape trial.
▪ It was not the first time he had been accused of rape.
▪ the rape of the American West
▪ Wilson has been charged with attempted rape.
▪ Also patron of nurses and rape victims.
▪ Cook, who has previous convictions for robbery, pleaded guilty to attempted rape and to unlawful wounding.
▪ From the latter, he derived the proposition that intent is the mens rea of rape and to this he added recklessness.
▪ In the United States, there were more than 150, 000 reported rapes in 1993.
▪ Murders, theft, rape, calumnies, graft - our daily bread.
▪ Only one in 10 rape victims reports the crime to authorities, he noted.
▪ The Government is considering new laws to counter date rape and to improve the way rape cases are handled.
▪ Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cole \Cole\ (k[=o]l), n. [OE. col, caul, AS. cawl, cawel, fr. L. caulis, the stalk or stem of a plant, esp. a cabbage stalk, cabbage, akin to Gr. kaylo`s. Cf. Cauliflower, Kale.] (Bot.) A plant of the Brassica or Cabbage genus; esp. that form of Brassica oleracea called rape and coleseed.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "seize prey; abduct, take by force," from rape (n.) and from Anglo-French raper (Old French rapir) "to seize, abduct," a legal term, probably from past participle of Latin rapere "seize, carry off by force, abduct" (see rapid).\n

\nLatin rapere was used for "sexually violate," but only very rarely; the usual Latin word being stuprare "to defile, ravish, violate," related to stuprum (n.), literally "disgrace." Meaning "to abduct (a woman), ravish;" also "seduce (a man)" is from early 15c. in English. Related: Raped; raping. Uncertain connection to Low German and Dutch rapen in the same sense.


early 14c., "booty, prey;" mid-14c., "forceful seizure; plundering, robbery, extortion," from Anglo-French rap, rape, and directly from Latin rapere "seize" (see rape (v.)). Meaning "act of abducting a woman or sexually violating her or both" is from early 15c., but perhaps late 13c. in Anglo-Latin.


kind of cruciferous plant (Brassica napus), late 14c., from Old French rape, from Latin rapa, rapum "turnip," from PIE *rap- (cognates: Greek hrapys "rape," Old Church Slavonic repa, Lithuanian rope, Middle Dutch roeve, Old High German ruoba, German Rübe "rape, turnip"). Usually grown to feed sheep, an oil made from it is used in cooking (see canola).


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context now rare English) The taking of something by force; seizure, plunder. (from early 14th c.) 2 (context now archaic English) The abduction of a woman, especially for sexual purposes. (from 15th c.) 3 The act of forcing sexual intercourse upon another person without their consent or against their will; originally coitus forced by a man on a woman, but now any sex act forced by any person upon another person. (from 15th c.) 4 (context obsolete English) That which is snatched away. 5 (context obsolete English) Movement, as in snatching; haste; hurry. vb. 1 (context transitive intransitive English) To seize by force. (Now often with overtones of later senses.) (from late 14th c.) 2 (context transitive English) To carry (someone, especially a woman) off against their will, especially for sex; to abduct. (from 15th c.) 3 (context chiefly transitive English) To force sexual intercourse or other sexual activity upon (someone) without their consent. (from 16th c.) Etymology 2

n. (context now historical English) One of the six former administrative divisions of Sussex, England. (from 11th c.) Etymology 3

adv. (context obsolete English) quickly; hastily. (14th-19th c.) n. (context obsolete English) haste; precipitancy; a precipitate course. (14th-17th c.) vb. (context obsolete intransitive or reflexive English) To make haste; to hasten or hurry. (14th-16th c.) Etymology 4

n. rapeseed, ''Brassica napus''. (late 14th c.) Etymology 5

n. 1 The stalks and husks of grapes from which the must has been expressed in winemaking. 2 A filter containing the stalks and husks of grapes, used for clarifying wine, vinegar, etc. 3 (context obsolete English) Fruit plucked in a bunch.

  1. v. force (someone) to have sex against their will; "The woman was raped on her way home at night" [syn: ravish, violate, assault, dishonor, dishonour, outrage]

  2. destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country" [syn: spoil, despoil, violate, plunder]

  1. n. Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop [syn: colza, Brassica napus]

  2. the act of despoiling a country in warfare [syn: rapine]

  3. the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will [syn: violation, assault, ravishment]

Rape (county subdivision)

A rape is a traditional territorial sub-division of the county of Sussex in England, formerly used for various administrative purposes. Their origin is unknown, but they appear to predate the Norman Conquest. Historically the Rapes formed the basis of local government in Sussex.

There are various theories about their origin. Possibly surviving from the Romano-British era or perhaps representing the shires of the kingdom of Sussex, the Sussex Rapes, like the Kentish Lathes, go back to the dawn of English history when their main function would have been to provide food rents and military manpower to the king. The rapes may also derive from the system of fortifications devised by Alfred the Great in the late ninth century to defeat the Vikings.

The Sussex rapes each had a headquarters in the developed south where the lord's hall, court, demesne lands, principal church and peasant holdings were located, whereas to the north there were smaller dependent settlements in the marsh, woodland and heath. Each rape was split into several hundreds.

Rape (disambiguation)

Rape is a form of sexual assault. Its original meaning is "to take by force."

Rape may also refer to:

Rape (poem)

"Rape" is a 1973 poem by Adrienne Rich. "Rape" describes the plight of a woman who has been raped forced to seek justice from a callous and patronizing male-dominated world. As in many of Rich's poems, "Rape" highlights the struggle of women against sexism and its sometimes cruel consequences, and can be seen as an effort to call women to action. "Rape" was published in 1973 in Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972.

Rape (film)

Rape is a 1971 false document Norwegian film by renowned female director Anja Breien. The film deals with a young man who is mistakenly accused of one rape and one attempted rape and how he is being processed by the judicial system. The film is shot in black and white and is divided into sections corresponding to the respective sections of Norwegian trial law which the accused encounters.


Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration perpetrated against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent. The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.

The rate of reporting, prosecuting and convicting for rape varies between jurisdictions. Internationally, the incidence of rapes recorded by the police during 2008 ranged, per 100,000 people, from 0.2 in Azerbaijan to 92.9 in Botswana with 6.3 in Lithuania as the median. Rape by strangers is usually less common than rape by persons the victim knows, and male-on-male and female-on-female prison rapes are common and may be the least reported forms of rape.

Widespread and systematic rape and sexual slavery can occur during international conflict. These practices are crimes against humanity and war crimes. Rape is also recognized as an element of the crime of genocide when committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a targeted ethnic group.

People who have been raped can be traumatized and develop posttraumatic stress disorder. Serious injuries can result along with the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. A person may face violence or threats from the rapist, and, in some cultures, from the victim's family and relatives.

Rape (song)

"Rape" is the fourth track on Internal Affairs, the debut album of Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch. Allmusic critic Steve Huey says in his review "Monch lives up to his reputation as one of hip-hop's most technically skilled MCs. Nowhere is this balancing act more evident than on "Rape," a rather disquieting extended metaphor for his mastery of hip-hop (other MCs just "ain't fuckin' it right")."

Primarily, the song is a satirical response to rapper Common's classic " I Used to Love H.E.R.," a nostalgic song that features a feminized personification of hip-hop as a lost love that has fallen to vice. Pharoahe Monch's more graphic and violent rendition is accordingly a critique of the vapid state of contemporary mainstream hip-hop, conveyed from the perspective of a variously passionate or obsessed rapist, equally infatuated by hip-hop as a woman. As Huey points out, "Rape" equally is an extended metaphor for Pharoahe's technical mastery of hip-hop.

Personification and extended metaphor are techniques widely employed by hip-hop lyricists. In fact this very song is developed from a theme that is found in a Pharoahe Monch verse five years earlier. "Thirteen", a song from the 1994 Organized Konfusion album Stress: The Extinction Agenda, contains the following excerpt from Pharoahe's verse:

Usage examples of "rape".

Negroes who had received sentences of death for rape, and asserted that, at least in capital cases, where the defendant is unable to employ counsel and is incapable adequately of making his own defense because of ignorance, illiteracy, or the like, it is the duty of the court, whether requested or not, to assign counsel for him as a necessary requisite of due process of Law.

Emaa had tried to force her into living in Niniltna, the womb to which she had fled from the stifling, swarming confines of college, the place waiting for her on long weekends and vacations between time on the job in Anchorage, the one place in the world able to heal the wounds inflicted by five and a half years of casework featuring raped and beaten women and abused children, her home, her center, her sanctuary, her refuge.

He saw Mademoiselle Mimi, with two eyes encircled with an aureola of satisfied voluptuousness, leaving the residence in which she had acquired her title of nobility, on the arm of her new lord and master, who, to tell the truth, appeared far less proud of her new conquest than Paris after the rape of Helen.

Presbyter Johannes, a great king who comes on der magic horse to chase avay die Turks and Tatars, because now outsider der castle die Tatars burn and loot and rape.

I will know, I thought dragging myself over, if your eyes are flat and dull, doll-blank, and your body stiff, ready for the next blow, I will know you have been brutalized, raped or beaten, that Beane broke your spirit in those long six weeks.

It was certainly preferable to raping Mrs Biggs, which seemed the only alternative.

The rape had terribly cicatrized and battered the emotions of the romantic, adolescent Hortense beyond her capacity to survive.

With the first crimes, one significant event is his rape at adolescence by the two females.

Warren advances to major crimes of rape and murder in frustration over being identified for the purse-snatching.

The rates for other serious violent crimes, such as aggravated assault, forcible rape, and robbery, were equally disturbing.

Beyond that, in his twenty-seven years he has piled up a tall and ugly police record: a multitude of arrests, from petty theft and battery, to rape, narcotics offenses and public cunnilingus -- and all this without a single felony conviction, being officially guilty of nothing more than what any spirited citizen might commit in some drunk or violent moment of animal weakness.

But she knew it did bother him, and that she had unconsciously raped Dinah in yet another way definitely bothered her.

In addition to rape, Selina is frightened of mice, spiders, dogs, toadstools, cancer, mastectomy, chipped mugs, ghost stories, visions, portents, fortune tellers, astrology columns, deep water, fires, floods, thrush, poverty, lightning, ectopic pregnancy, rust, hospitals, driving, swimming, flying and ageing.

Since when had a bunch of mobsters who killed, raped, and sold dope, women, and 113 Rita Clay Estrada hooch been considered fair?

Non-combatants suffered considerable temporary and incidental molestation during warfare, there was a certain amount of raping and looting, devastation to destroy supplies, pressed labour and spy-hunting on a scale which amounted in most cases to little more than an exacerbation of normal criminality.