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Sample sentences for the GRE study word depredation

depredation can be used as a noun

1.The loss of the sovereign, from the abuse and depredation of his tax-gatherers, would necessarily be much greater. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
2.A million regimented assassins, from one extremity of Europe to the other, get their bread by disciplined depredation and murder, for want of more honest employment. - from Candide by Voltaire
3.This monster infested the neighbourhood of Lerna, where she committed great depredations among the herds. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
4.The interest of those servants and dependants might so far predominate in the court of proprietors, as sometimes to dispose it to support the authors of depredations which had been committed in direct violation of its own authority. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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