the act of stealing goods from a shop during shopping hours
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How to use shoplifting in a sentence
Rioting, shoplifting, and violent confrontation with the police took place shortly thereafter.
Now, news has broken that Lauten herself was arrested as a teen for shoplifting.
A French sales clerk hovers over Mariame, as if assuming she is shoplifting because she is black and from the projects.
It was as if the five were charged with fifty counts of shoplifting, and one of strangling a grandmother.
There were jokes about Winston shoplifting crab legs earlier this year.
He wanted me to talk the gang into shoplifting, but I wouldn't.The Scapegoat | Richard Maples
These lessons were in shoplifting, pocket picking, purse snatching and other forms of larceny requiring skill and deftness.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World | Clifton R. Wooldridge
On a charge of shoplifting she was given an indeterminate sentence of one to ten years in the penitentiary at Joliet.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World | Clifton R. Wooldridge
The hardest bout I ever had was with a woman—Sally Wells, who was afterwards lagged for shoplifting.Jack Sheppard, Vol. I (of III) | W. Harrison Ainsworth
The practice of shoplifting among ladies has increased lately to a fearful degree.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4 | George W. M. Reynolds