One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Like many others, I was tired of images of Indigenous men as violent, monosyllabic studs, abusers of Indigenous women and ravishers of white women or as noble savage type shamans, warriors and chiefs.’
- ‘Her language mirrors, or perhaps parodies, the conventional seduction tale - the isolated young maiden, without a loving family to guide her, falls prey to ‘the voice ‘of her ravisher who then leaves her to her fate.’’
- ‘He loathed the reality that Estelle was with child by a ravisher.’
- ‘All the narrative divulges to the reader is that Alec is not as ‘ruthless’ as those ancient ravishers, Tess's ancestors, taking their seigneurial rights.’
- ‘I mean, imagine, actually speaking to your daughter's ravisher.’
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