verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of purloin
OTHER WORDS FROM purloinpur·loin·er, nounun·pur·loined, adjective
Words nearby purloin
Example sentences 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.
Of course nothing could have been easier than for him to purloin the photographs; but what reason would he have for doing so?The Silver Butterfly|Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
He took advantage of his position to purloin my money, and then turned me over to the county jailer.Capturing a Locomotive|William Pittenger
She is induced by Iago to purloin a certain handkerchief given by Othello to Desdemona.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
She will usually attempt to purloin some trinket or other and be caught again.
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