noun, plural thieves.
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Origin of thief
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OTHER WORDS FROM thiefun·der·thief, noun, plural un·der·thieves.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH thiefrobber, thief (see synonym study at the current entry)
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The thieves pistol-whipped and tied up the couple, and following Dugdale’s instructions, pilfered valuable pictures.‘The Woman Who Stole Vermeer’ revisits the strange tale of a British heiress who became a notorious art thief|Katharine Weber|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Possibly, in true no-honor-among-thieves fashion, El Mencho.El 85, Doing What Drug Lords Do Best: Not Getting Caught|Eugene Robinson|October 21, 2020|Ozy
When a traditional movie is released in theaters, thieves struggle to obtain high-quality recordings of it, often resorting to bootlegging with a hidden camcorder.Movie piracy is on the rise as studios bypass theatrical releases|radmarya|October 6, 2020|Fortune
The Ring Car Cam security camera, which costs $200, is similar to the Ring Car Alarm but it comes with a video camera so people can see live video feeds, in case they want to scan for thieves while not away from their cars.Amazon debuted a long list of products today. Here are 3 standouts|jonathanvanian2015|September 24, 2020|Fortune
The hope was that if thieves could see the Club, they wouldn’t bother to break your window in the first place.
Last month I turned and faced their surreptitious security: “Catch any thieves today?”‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He suspects that he saw, somehow, what the thieves saw, tapping into their perception of the back of the house.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Typically most women carry their concealed firearms in their purses, the main target of thieves.
Indeed, a condition of rampant, endemic political corruption is known as a “kleptocracy”—literally, “rule by thieves.”Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Megan Boken was one of many slain by thieves going ‘Apple picking.’
"Supreme chief of thieves and picaroons," I suggested again.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
But in the country there were no thieves—no locks and bars in use—no need for the policeman.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
I had an adventure with a couple of thieves and I foiled them; they've got seventy pistols.Pee-wee Harris on the Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Down, down, you Phœnician thieves, and sue for Pharaoh's mercy!The Adventures of Captain Mago|Lon Cahun
It is not really destitution, but intemperance which turns them into thieves.Crime and Its Causes|William Douglas Morrison