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Our belfry will be torn down, our seal will be broken, our banner torn and our treasury pilfered.
Mahogany furniture warmed the despoilers, and ten thousand were drunk on pilfered liquors.
HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURGJOHN T. GOOLRICK
And from time to time somebody spoke out loud and clear an opinion pilfered verbatim from his master.
THE O'RUDDYSTEPHEN CRANE
She hesitated to tell him that it had been pilfered from the owner's pocket, and intimated that she had picked it up outside.
DOOM CASTLENEIL MUNRO
With their help the vessel was unloaded, the chief taking care that none of the effects should be pilfered.
NOTABLE VOYAGERSW.H.G. KINGSTON AND HENRY FRITH
She was not dealing with a parcel of naughty children who had pilfered the cake jar!
MISS BILLY MARRIEDELEANOR H. PORTER
Chris began asking him about what medical supplies he had brought with him, pilfered from Northport hospital.
BADGE OF INFAMYLESTER DEL REY
Pilfered fragments were made use of, as was only natural in a region where Rome had left many monuments.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
Quick, let's lock the door again and go back to our own quarters with the pilfered volume.
THE LIFE OF THE FLYJ. HENRI FABRE
But when there he pilfered and plundered to so enormous an extent, that he was soon obliged to fly, to avoid being hanged.
FAUSTUSFRIEDRICH MAXIMILIAN VON KLINGER

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machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION