verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of purloin
Examples from the Web for purloin
If a thief gets a load of said bags, he'll pop right out of your mattress and purloin them.
But what could there be in the will to cause her to purloin it?A Woman's Burden|Fergus Hume
From her sleep alone she could purloin the few minutes that she dedicated to her pen and her Gabriella.The Wanderer (Volume 3 of 5)|Fanny Burney
Larry hit the ball on the seam for a single, but was caught a moment later in trying to purloin second.Baseball Joe, Home Run King|Lester Chadwick