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Of course nothing could have been easier than for him to purloin the photographs; but what reason would he have for doing so?
THE SILVER BUTTERFLYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
He took advantage of his position to purloin my money, and then turned me over to the county jailer.
CAPTURING A LOCOMOTIVEWILLIAM PITTENGER
She is induced by Iago to purloin a certain handkerchief given by Othello to Desdemona.
She will usually attempt to purloin some trinket or other and be caught again.
From her sleep alone she could purloin the few minutes that she dedicated to her pen and her Gabriella.
The laborers manage to purloin small quantities, which they sell to contraband dealers in the larger towns.
The lady referred to took it upon herself to purloin the flower she wanted.
If it were haunted by Clithero, he must occasionally pass its limits and beg or purloin victuals.
EDGAR HUNTLEYCHARLES BROCKDEN BROWN
Jack seemed proud of his ability to purloin the badly needed stock of petrol.
Who, but Frank Lamotte, could gain access to my office, to purloin my handkerchief and my knife?
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH

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