simple past tense of steal.
Other definitions for stole (2 of 2)
an ecclesiastical vestment consisting of a narrow strip of silk or other material worn over the shoulders or, by deacons, over the left shoulder only, and arranged to hang down in front to the knee or below.: Compare tippet (def. 2).
a woman's shoulder scarf of fur, marabou, silk, or other material.: Compare tippet (def. 1).
a long robe, especially one worn by the matrons of ancient Rome.
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How to use stole in a sentence
She walked onstage wearing a full-length gown, long gloves and a mink stole — and left it wearing considerably less.Tempest Storm, exotic dancer called ‘The Last Queen of Burlesque,’ dies at 93 | Matt Schudel | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Had he been asked, he would have said the story was untrue and that he would never have said Sheehan “stole” the papers.
Yep, the song the Whos sing in How the Grinch stole Christmas.
Chinese hackers stole source code and wormed their way into Gmail.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable | Gordon G. Chang | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“He did not trust his slaves and regularly complained that they shirked work, stole supplies, and broke tools,” writes Larson.
Judge Drioux intimated Picasso he was part of a larger gang of criminals who stole the Mona Lisa.
The problem now is that they came back to the fight with sophisticated weapons, weapons they stole from the Americans.
Mrs. Wurzel was quite right; they had been supplied, regardless of cost, from Messrs. Rochet and stole's well-known establishment.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Awe stole upon him; he felt himself included in the great ideal of this older day.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
A cold, numbing sensation stole down my spine and made my legs grow suddenly weak.Uncanny Tales | Various
Piegan swung into the coulée at a fast lope, and we stole carefully down to meet him.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The belated moon stole up from its lair, hovered above the sky-line, a gaudy orange sphere in the haze of smoke.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for stole (1 of 2)
the past tense of steal
British Dictionary definitions for stole (2 of 2)
a long scarf or shawl, worn by women
a long narrow scarf worn by various officiating clergymen
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