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See definition of purloining on Dictionary.com
  • as inembezzlement
  • as inlarceny
  • as inpilferage
  • as inripoff
  • as intheft

synonyms for purloining

  • fraud
  • larceny
  • misappropriation
  • misuse
  • theft
  • abstraction
  • appropriation
  • defalcation
  • misapplication
  • peculation
  • pilferage
  • skimming
  • thieving
  • filching
  • pilfering
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antonyms for purloining

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  • compensation
  • pay
  • reimbursement
  • return
  • lot
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    How to use purloining in a sentence

    At last the unfortunate wretch was caught purloining the pork.
    EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
    In his apartment was found a large wardrobe; and a month's purloining was thus summarily expiated.
    CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. I. FEBRUARY, 1862, NO. II.VARIOUS
    They knew not on whom to fix the imputation of purloining their valuable papers.
    SECRET BAND OF BROTHERSJONATHAN HARRINGTON GREEN
    I left you engaged in tending a sick knight, and I find you employed in purloining a dead body from the gallows.
    THE FAIR MAID OF PERTHSIR WALTER SCOTT
    He's as quiet and self-controlled as if only purloining cookies out of the jar in the pantry.
    DAYS IN THE OPENLATHAN A. CRANDALL
    The postmaster had heard from Miss Larrabee, or her brother, in regard to the missing letter, and I was accused of purloining it!
    DOWN THE RIVEROLIVER OPTIC
    From the mere want of this common honesty in purloining, it is impossible, in many instances, to come to an equitable adjustment.
    GEORGE CRUIKSHANK'S OMNIBUSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
    They succeeded only in purloining a bag of ball, and a powder-horn, as the theft was not perceived at the time.
    NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEAJOHN FRANKLIN
    The well-conceived chaining idea has long since disappeared, but the purloining habit still lingers.
    LITERATURE FOR CHILDRENORTON LOWE
    He then enters into a conspiracy with Baxter for purloining them and some other valuables—those jewels you mentioned, Middlebrook.
    RAVENSDENE COURTJ. S. (JOSEPH SMITH) FLETCHER
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    capacitor

    WORDS RELATED TO PURLOINING

    • abstraction
    • appropriation
    • defalcation
    • filching
    • fraud
    • larceny
    • misapplication
    • misappropriation
    • misuse
    • peculation
    • pilferage
    • pilfering
    • purloining
    • skimming
    • theft
    • thieving
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