grave robber


: a person who digs up a buried body to steal the things that were buried with it

Examples of grave robber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 2000s, Angelina Jolie starred as the badass grave robber in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its sequel, The Cradle of Life. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 14 May 2024 Alice Rohrwacher’s grave robber drama La Chimera received 13 nominations, including for best film, best director, and a best actor for star Josh O’Connor. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024

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“Grave robber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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