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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THIEVING

These thieving propensities made her perfect as a ne'er-do-well.

I do not deny that Sir Thomas Picton has described him as a "thieving blackguard."

It was Judas Iscariot was saying it first, and you're just thieving it from a thief.

There was a run against me last night in that thieving place.

What he had had the audacity to propose to me had been treason, not thieving.

He said, "You thieving rat, I'll teach you to try to cheat me out of my candy ration!"

Here we are at the mercy of these savage and thieving Indians.

They were great adepts in thieving, and uncommonly athletic and strong.

For once in his thieving life, the merchant was anxious to give full weight.

They have few quarrels, no thieving, no drunkenness, no abject poverty.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þeofian, from þeof (see thief). Rare in Old English, not common until 17c. Thieving first attested 1520s.

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