verb (past and past participle reft /rɛft/)[no object] archaic
1.2 [with object] Steal (something).
- Were you planning to escort me to my chambers, or have all your chivalrous faculties been reft from you?
- Helen, symbolizing perfect beauty as produced by Greek art, is recalled from Hades and ardently pursued by Faust, but finally reft from him.
- ‘What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee,’ said Pound.
- Example sentences
- Not in our lands; these are claimed for one and one only, not reavers such as thee!
- What shall a young reaver do but spend his coins like the snake sips water?
- The great-handed reaver felt a hot scar tear across his cheeks and the bitter salt-welling of blood whet his lips and nostrils.
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