Thesaurus / thieve
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Observe thief, but thieves and to thieve; loaf, but loaves; shelf, but shelves and to shelve.
THE SOUNDS OF SPOKEN ENGLISHWALTER RIPPMANN
I had not been with them twelve hours, before old Fulcher told me that I must thieve as well as the rest.
THE ROMANY RYEGEORGE BORROW
The father quietly observed, “I never knew the dog to thieve before.”
DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
I havent the slightest doubt that I would thieve again at the earliest opportunity.
A CHRISTMAS GARLANDMAX BEERBOHM
Here, as at most places, the natives of inferior rank showed a disposition to thieve.
CAPTAIN COOKW.H.G. KINGSTON
Though (consults another book) some jurists believe That a wretch who can thieve, Has earned a full stop, not a colon.
THREE WONDER PLAYSLADY I. A. GREGORY
Let them know,' she said grandly, 'what awaits those who skulk and those who thieve.
FOR FAITH AND FREEDOMWALTER BESANT
The leaders will thieve and collaborate with organized crime.
AFTER THE RAINSAM VAKNIN
They break into the wells as rats do into granaries, and thieve the water.
SONG OF THE LARKWILLA CATHER
Only they shall not starve, they shall not thieve, they shall not be sweated.
THE IVORY GATE, A NEW EDITIONWALTER BESANT
WORDS RELATED TO THIEVE
- carry off
- hold for ransom
- hold up
- make off with
- rip off
- run off with
- spirit away
- stick up
- take possession of
- walk off with
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