purloin

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  • The lady referred to took it upon herself to purloin the flower she wanted. Cited from In a Steamer Chair And Other Stories, Robert Barr
  • None save one of his household could purloin a single hair. Cited from Witch-Doctors, by Charles Beadle
  • He discovered he could purloin parts from corpses and add them to his body.
  • He will perhaps charge you with having hired some one to purloin his pocket-book; let him think it. Cited from What Will He Do With It, Lytton, Book 8
  • Corbin, however, kept such good watch on his property that no one was able to purloin it. Cited from Football Days, by William H. Edwards
  • Several persons may conspire to purloin each a limited amount. Cited from Explanation of Catholic Morals, by John H. Stapleton
  • To purloin, or appropriate to one's own use, part of any thing intrusted to one's care. Cited from 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue,by Cpt. Grose
  • She had tried to purloin a letter -- which did not belong to Stuart in the first place. Cited from The Golden Scorpion, by Sax Rohmer
  • Did I not purloin it because I was so high-minded as to want to win a game of chess from you? Cited from Henry VIII And His Court, by Louise Muhlbach
  • I will say no more as I rather think an impudent American detective (?) is going to purloin this note. Cited from The Sins of Severac Bablon, by Sax Rohmer
  • They need caretakers; respecterble women, that would sooner cut out their tongues than purloin. Cited from He Fell In Love With His Wife, by Edward P. Roe
  • These unfortunate persons, not seldom from the highest classes of society, are unable to combat an intense desire to purloin articles. Cited from Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine, Gould/Pyle
  • And some strands of raven hair Will purloin your heart just there, And you'll never get the poor thing back. Cited from Soldier Songs and Love Songs, by A.H. Laidlaw
  • I should not injure or purloin any thing. Cited from Arthur Mervyn, by Charles Brockden Brown
  • If he drink deep to-night, I will, heaven assisting, purloin the key, and release you at ten, or as soon after as may be. Cited from The Castle Inn, by Stanley John Weyman
  • I knew you had great faults, but I did not dream that you would stoop so low as to purloin money, as it seems you have done. Cited from Hector's Inheritance, by Horatio Alger
  • They would wait till the jailor or some of the guard had finished reading a paper, and laid it down, and then slyly purloin it. Cited from Daring and Suffering, by William Pittenger
  • Then Rory left the tepee and in two minutes more returned with two rifles, which he had managed to purloin in some mysterious way. Cited from The Rising of the Red Man, by John Mackie
  • For our own part, we do not think so; it seems to us impossible that the same hand should pluck laurels and purloin the shoes from a dead man. Cited from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
  • The natives visited us constantly and in great numbers; some to trade, others to gratify their curiosity, or to purloin some little articles if they found an opportunity. Cited from Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America, by Gabriel Franchere
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