It began, in Damascus, with a gunshot that robbed my uncle of his life.
But for others, Taylor robbed them of their humanity and their future.
“Nick Prugo was standing nearby me, and my friend said, ‘That looks like the guy that robbed your house,’” testified Lohan.
But I did feel like we were robbed when Gnarls Barkley was up for it [in 2007].
“All the houses of Sadad were robbed and property looted,” Archbishop Alnemeh said in a statement.
He knows who robbed him of his liberty, and from me shall he learn who has restored it to him.
How, Mr. Tilden, how far is it to the cross-roads where the mail-carrier says he was robbed?
Fresh from the country he succumbed to temptation and robbed the mails.
There had been a conspiracy against him; he was outwitted, robbed, befooled.
When they robbed a train they let the newsboy alone for fear he would get the drop on them.
late 12c., from Old French rober "rob, steal, pillage, ransack, rape," from West Germanic *rauba "booty" (cf. Old High German roubon "to rob," roub "spoil, plunder;" Old English reafian, source of the reave in bereave), from Proto-Germanic *raubon "to rob," from PIE *reup-, *reub- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)).
Lord, hou schulde God approve þat þou robbe Petur, and gif þis robbere to Poule in þe name of Crist? [Wyclif, c.1380]To rob the cradle is attested from 1864 in reference to drafting young men in the American Civil War; by 1949 in reference to seductions or romantic relationships with younger persons. Related: Robbed; robbing.