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Purloin   /pərlˈɔɪn/   Listen
Purloin

verb
(past & past part. purloined; pres. part. purloining)
1.
Make off with belongings of others.  Synonyms: abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, pinch, snarf, sneak, swipe.






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"Purloin" Quotes from Famous Books



... my son," said the priest: "fearest thou not to disturb thy mother's rest? and wouldst thou pilfer and purloin even before she is in ...
— The Phantom Ship • Frederick Marryat

... his room, and there was light enough for him to perceive that his dog had seized his travelling companion, who, upon being threatened, confessed that he had entered the room for the purpose of endeavouring to purloin Mr. B——t's money, of which he was aware that he possessed a considerable quantity. This is not a solitary instance of an instinctive faculty which enables dogs to discriminate, by showing a strong dislike, ...
— Anecdotes of Dogs • Edward Jesse



Words linked to "Purloin" :   steal



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