Those who carry out this pillage probably believe they can outrun their own destructiveness.
They will use their majority to pillage the makers and redistribute to the takers.
Will the Obama coalition now forever outvote and and pillage the makers of American wealth?
The gates were speedily opened; and as the inhabitants rushed out, the sea-king and his followers entered to pillage the town.
The whole city seemed to be abandoned to pillage—to destruction.
At his call, numerous hordes rushed from all sides, and the entire territory of the Eburones was soon given up to pillage.
This was hostile country, and he gave it over to the Hellenes to pillage.
But this is not all, for the family are exposed, unless they have very reliable servants, to pillage by pilfering and otherwise.
No, no; pillage had never been the motive of him who entered here.
This fanatic affected sovereign power, and filled the whole city of Jeru'salem, and all the towns around, with tumult and pillage.
late 14c., "act of plundering" (especially in war), from Old French pilage (14c.) "plunder," from pillier "to plunder, loot, ill-treat," possibly from Vulgar Latin *piliare "to plunder," probably from a figurative use of Latin pilare "to strip of hair," perhaps also meaning "to skin" (cf. figurative extension of verbs pluck, fleece), from pilus "a hair" (see pile (n.3)).
"plunder, despoil," 1590s, from pillage (n.). Related: Pillaged; pillaging. The earlier verb in English was simply pill (late Old English), which probably is from Latin pilare.
To eat voraciously or steal food: pillaged the office fridge when no one was looking