Usage examples for reave

  1. All was silent in that room, the silence of the forest before the hurricane grasps it and bends it, and the lightnings reave its limbs. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  2. Reave reft or reaved, reaving, reft or reaved. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. Again at the end he says: " Delay not, Hubert, my orisons are ended, Begin I pray thee, reave me of my sight." – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  4. Tend not to reave a wretched guiltless life. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  5. Mary would not reave these people until they could be taken care of by Christian workers. – White Queen of the Cannibals: The Story of Mary Slessor by A. J. Bueltmann