given to or characterized by theft.
- steal·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use stealing in a sentence
“The stealing has been going on a long time,” she wrote, her son’s lawsuit claims.Missing jewels and art: A lawsuit against a retired professor is ruffling the well-to-do from Georgetown to Newport, R.I. | Paul Schwartzman | January 18, 2022 | Washington Post
When it comes to electron-stealing, fluorine’s a downright bully.
When this happens, the atom doing the electron-stealing gets reduced.
The market makers ensure that there’s a good mix of vendors and that the sellers and buyers act ethically and legally—no stealing, cheating, or misrepresenting the quality or provenance of goods.
Putting our own house in order might make it more difficult for Putin to destroy his since there’s no use stealing in Moscow what you can’t spend in London, Paris and New York.Russia Is Murdering the Kremlin's Biggest Critic in Plain Sight. Who Will Save Alexei Navalny? | Michael Weiss | April 22, 2021 | Time
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The story follows a down on his luck family man named Bill Scanlon (Wes Bentley), who takes to stealing after losing his job.
Back then, when partners of stars melted into the background, it was a barnstorming stealing of the show.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress | Tim Teeman | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Zilch, what with Showtime's other steamy sex-heavy drama, The Affair, stealing its thunder.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More | Kevin Fallon | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the real world, he said, a hacker is more likely interested in stealing records he can sell than in harming a patient.
If he has made up his mind that I'm stealing corn nothing I could say would change his opinion.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
At a late term of the Court of Sessions a man was brought up by a farmer, accused of stealing some ducks.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The crowd dispersed, disappointed; cheated out of their anticipated scene of an arrest for horse-stealing.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
One of these leads past Charlecote, famous for Shakespeare's deer-stealing episode, but no longer open to the public.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
He never threw away an inch, and his way of stealing foot by foot was worthy of any jockey.The Chequers | James Runciman