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synonyms for pilfering

  • filch
  • purloin
  • swipe
  • annex
  • appropriate
  • borrow
  • cop
  • crib
  • liberate
  • lift
  • moonlight
  • palm
  • pinch
  • pluck
  • requisition
  • rob
  • scrounge
  • snare
  • snatch
  • take
  • thieve
  • rip off
  • walk off with
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antonyms for pilfering

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  • free
  • give
  • keep
  • offer
  • receive
  • refuse
  • reject
  • return
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How to use pilfering in a sentence

The carpet bagger when not fighting the pestiferous vermin in the Chickahominy swamps was pilfering.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
The pilfering is not so weak and lamentable when the copyist appropriates merely the idea and works it out in a new fashion.
IN SEARCH OF GRAVESTONES OLD AND CURIOUSW.T. (WILLIAM THOMAS) VINCENT
For in that land all was done in those days by stealing; pilfering and robbing were among them from the beginning.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. I. FEBRUARY, 1862, NO. II.VARIOUS
We have a much more important case for you than some petty pilfering Controller.
THE PENAL CLUSTERIVAR JORGENSEN (AKA RANDALL GARRETT)
Before evening, the women went all on shore, and the men began to be troublesome and pilfering.
VOYAGE OF H.M.S. PANDORAEDWARD EDWARDS
To the Melbourne constable, he was just what a ragged pilfering boy would be to London constable.
GRIFB. L. (BENJAMIN LEOPOLD) FARJEON
The sight of my own fingers torments me, they seem so admirably constructed for—pilfering.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 85, NOVEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
Thus I freely confess my pilfering, which others deny and try to appropriate what they have taken from others.
THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME I (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER
I ceased from the wickedness of telling lies, just as I had stopped pilfering sweetmeats.
AUNT MADGE'S STORYSOPHIE MAY
I would even go as far as the kitchen of the schoolmaster in the hope of pilfering something to eat.
THE MEMOIRES OF CASANOVA, COMPLETEJACQUES CASANOVA DE SEINGALT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PILFERING

  • confiscation
  • embezzlement
  • expropriation
  • grab
  • misappropriation
  • pilfering
  • seizure
  • takeover
  • taking
  • usurpation
  • allotments
  • allowances
  • apportionments
  • assignments
  • budgets
  • concessions
  • donations
  • funding
  • givings
  • grants
  • provisions
  • setting aparts
  • sponsorings
  • stipends
  • stipulations
  • subsidies
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.