If a thief gets a load of said bags, he'll pop right out of your mattress and purloin them.
I knew you had great faults, but I did not dream that you would stoop so low as to purloin money, as it seems you have done.
He must purloin it before then—that very night, if possible.
Why didn't they purloin a beer-stein, quiescent on a japanned tray?
The great object is to purloin it by force or by fraud from those who have created it.
Larry hit the ball on the seam for a single, but was caught a moment later in trying to purloin second.
I managed to purloin a lantern from the kitchen to light our path.
The lady referred to took it upon herself to purloin the flower she wanted.
When I did first purloin the Queen's tarts last summer, methought to eat them.
Roger assures us he did not purloin any part of the treasure, for which he takes infinite credit to himself.
mid-14c., "remove, misappropriate," from Anglo-French purloigner "remove," Old French porloigner "put off, retard, delay, drag out; be far away," from por- (from Latin pro- "forth;" see pro-) + Old French loing "far," from Latin longe, from longus (see long (adj.)). Sense of "to steal" (1540s) is a development in English. Related: Purloined; purloining.