Origin of pilfer
OTHER WORDS FROM pilferpil·fer·er, nounun·pil·fered, adjective
How to use pilfer in a sentence
And that is just one date rape drug that can be either pilfered at a hospital or bought on the street.Alleged U.Va. Abductor Accused of Rape at Christian College|Michael Daly|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it is not the only Italian site that has been pilfered in recent months.Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Snowden pilfered documents from databases designed to share intelligence more broadly within the government.Spy Chief James Clapper: We Can’t Stop Another Snowden|Eli Lake|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An added sentence—possibly from an actual interview Goodall conducted with Aplin—followed by a pilfered (and truncated) one.Jane Goodall’s Troubling, Error-Filled New Book, ‘Seeds of Hope’|Michael Moynihan|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is it about a book contract, or a pilfered appearance on CNBC?
Our belfry will be torn down, our seal will be broken, our banner torn and our treasury pilfered.
Mahogany furniture warmed the despoilers, and ten thousand were drunk on pilfered liquors.Historic Fredericksburg|John T. Goolrick
And from time to time somebody spoke out loud and clear an opinion pilfered verbatim from his master.The O'Ruddy|Stephen Crane
She hesitated to tell him that it had been pilfered from the owner's pocket, and intimated that she had picked it up outside.Doom Castle|Neil Munro
With their help the vessel was unloaded, the chief taking care that none of the effects should be pilfered.Notable Voyagers|W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith