So I called Bergman and said, “Do you mind if I despoil your script?”
To despoil them became, if not a religious, at least a patriotic duty.
I would rather say, "despoil me of my life, but my integrity never."
He will not regard his political opponents as enemies, over whom he has triumphed and whom he is to despoil.
If I despoil the bulls of their skins, you are not too proud to despoil one of the husbands of the widow.
He has two left hands, and was never known to do anything right; whatever he touches he is sure to despoil and disfigure.
Euphorbus, attempting to despoil Patroclus of his armour, is slain by Menelaus.
Time was precious; he therefore hastened to despoil his victim, in whose vestments he clothed himself.
I shall be that poet, Madame, if I can despoil myself of reason and of conceit.
He would not despoil him of his treasures, but he could not give up his scheme of vengeance.
c.1300, from Old French despoillier (12c., Modern French dépouiller) "to strip, rob, deprive of, steal, borrow," from Latin despoliare "to rob, despoil, plunder," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + spoliare "to strip of clothing, rob," from spolium "armor, booty" (see spoil (v.)). Related: Despoiled; despoiling.