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Thieve

verb
(past & past part. thieved; pres. part. thieving)
1.
Take by theft.  Synonyms: cop, glom, hook, knock off, snitch.



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"Thieve" Quotes from Famous Books



... often starves, they say; Well, well, I can believe it; For when you chuck a coin his way He'll let some street-boy thieve it. I fear he freezes in the night; My praise I've long repented, Yet look! his face is all alight . . ...
— Ballads of a Bohemian • Robert W. Service

... na, whiles, but thou may thieve; What then? poor beastie, thou maun live! A daimen icker in a thrave 'S a sma' o' request I'll get a blessin' wi' the lave, ...
— One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed • C. A. Bogardus

... Thy law, O Lord, and the law written in the hearts of men, which iniquity itself effaces not. For what thief will abide a thief? not even a rich thief, one stealing through want. Yet I lusted to thieve, and did it, compelled by no hunger, nor poverty, but through a cloyedness of well-doing, and a pamperedness of iniquity. For I stole that, of which I had enough, and much better. Nor cared I to enjoy what I stole, but joyed ...
— The Confessions of Saint Augustine • Saint Augustine

... he's took an' tacked beautiful; he went into port at Lexin'ton yesterday, and heerin' there all sides o' the story, an' how them critters sot up for to thieve away our stores, he got kinder riled at the hull crew, like a common-sense feller, an' when Pitcairn come along, George finally struck his colors, run up a new un to the mast-head, borrered a musket, ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1857 • Various

... and rye, And drive, and thieve, and cheat, and lie, And lay up treasures in the sky, By making switch and cowskin fly, In hope ...
— The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass - An American Slave • Frederick Douglass

... draw his own conclusions. I used to make it a practice to visit the mine daily and prospect the ore, and having the mine and mill managers' daily prospecting as a guide as well as my own, every man at the mill knew it was impossible for them to thieve without my detecting it; moreover, I made it a rule to discharge any of the mill employees that I discovered were interested in ...
— Getting Gold • J. C. F. Johnson

... Edward VI. sold the hall and prior's lodgings to Sir Francis Bryan, a courtier, afterwards granting Sir Francis Cawarden, Master of the Revels, the whole house and precincts of the Preacher Friars, the yearly value being then valued at nineteen pounds. The holy brothers were dispersed to beg or thieve, and the church was pulled down, but the mischievous ...
— Old and New London - Volume I • Walter Thornbury

... English, but in thieve's cant, with an oath or a nasty expression at every third word. The sentences ...
— It Is Never Too Late to Mend • Charles Reade



Words linked to "Thieve" :   thieving, steal



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