purloining

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  • If ever there was a clear case of purloining this was. Cited from My Friend Smith, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • They knew not on whom to fix the imputation of purloining their valuable papers. Cited from Secret Band of Brothers, by Jonathan Harrington Green
  • Phineas declares that he will shoot the first savage he finds purloining, chief or not. Cited from The Cruise of the Mary Rose, by William H. G. Kingston
  • You have seen too, to be sure, in the papers the bustle that has been all this winter about purloining some of our manufacturers to Spain. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole, V2, Horace Walpole
  • I had once been tried on a charge of purloining pantaloons, and been acquitted for lack of evidence; but now, here was the proof! Cited from Half a Century, by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  • For at least three months, I seldom went out of doors that I did not go with the intention of purloining that steel spike. Cited from A Mind That Found Itself, by Clifford Whittingham Beers
  • I tried to get a carriage suitable for the journey for my Staff from the railway authorities, but failed, and ended by purloining a cattle-truck. Cited from With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia, by John Ward
  • This led to the arrest of the butler, and to the discovery that for a long time he had been purloining property from the house and selling it. Cited from Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888), William Henry Hurlbert
  • He was debating in his mind whether it was worth while purloining another cap from a box under the boulder when another fancy took him and set him grinning. Cited from The Trail of the White Mule, by B.M. Bower
  • At last Zoee caught him in the act of purloining her goodies, and was most indignant. Cited from Wild Nature Won By Kindness, by Elizabeth Brightwen
  • The purloining of the crown jewels, perhaps, he might consider, but I don't think that anything less in the way of robbery would bring him here. Cited from Peter Ruff and the Double Four, by Oppenheim
  • Stealing, however, began on our side, a slave purloining a fowl, so they had good reason to enjoin honesty on us! Cited from Last Journals of David Livingstone, II (of 2), by David Livingstone
  • Instantly Orin gathered up several of the bills quickly, conveying them out of sight with a guilty air as if he were purloining them. Cited from The Philistines, by Arlo Bates
  • "I left you engaged in tending a sick knight, and I find you employed in purloining a dead body from the gallows." Cited from The Fair Maid of Perth, by Sir Walter Scott
  • In his apartment was found a large wardrobe; and a month's purloining was thus summarily expiated. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol. I, Feb, 1862, Number II, by Various
  • He repented of his foul deed, and his base purloining of the restaurateur's plate. Cited from The Paris Sketch Book, by W. M. Thackeray
  • When Mr. Smith had made the two boys' understand that he suspected them of purloining the missing five-dollar bill, they were naturally very indignant. Cited from Hector's Inheritance, by Horatio Alger
  • One of them was chiefly given to uncleanness, another to drunkenness, and the third to purloining, or stealing from his master. Cited from The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3, by John Bunyan
  • This it must be borne in mind was before Thomas found himself dismissed for purloining the family arms of the Countess Hopenpop. Cited from The Adventures of My Cousin Smooth, by Timothy Templeton
  • It batters down the walls of cities, and murders the women and children amid flames and the purloining of altar vessels. Cited from Men, Women, and Boats, by Stephen Crane
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Root form of purloining is purloin for the verb.

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