verb (used with or without object)
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Origin of pilfer
OTHER WORDS FROM pilferpil·fer·er, nounun·pil·fered, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pilfer
Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, its former ally, on the pretext, never proven, that Kuwait was pilfering oil from Iraq.Invaders and the Lies They Tell From Nazi Germany to Russia and the US|Malcolm Jones|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The carpet bagger when not fighting the pestiferous vermin in the Chickahominy swamps was pilfering.The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
The pilfering is not so weak and lamentable when the copyist appropriates merely the idea and works it out in a new fashion.In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious|W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
For in that land all was done in those days by stealing; pilfering and robbing were among them from the beginning.