given to stealing other people's possessions
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How to use thieving in a sentence
The underwear was returned to Payne -- but not until after one of the thieving fans tried them on.Gravity’s Space-Diaper Fiasco; Beyoncé Debuts Her First Calendar | The Fashion Beast Team | October 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Putin is also, for obvious reasons, not a great fan of people-power democracy movements that overthrow corrupt, thieving elites.
A novel dealing with, among many other interesting things, the aesthetics of thieving.How I Write: John Banville on ‘Ancient Light,’ Nabokov, and Dublin | Noah Charney | October 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Spacey makes Abramoff an enormously appealing rage-filled, thieving, megalomaniacal sociopath.
But Spacey makes Abramoff an enormously appealing, rage-filled, thieving, megalomaniacal sociopath.
And he is not a poacher and a snarer, and I don't know what all, leading a lawless life, and thieving for his living?Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
Ugly had left the country a decade ago, following his acquittal for petty thieving.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
Has since lived as he best could,—sometimes going errands, sometimes begging and thieving.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
The drawbridge is raised and the portcullis closed, so that a thieving Redskin would find it a hard matter to make his way in.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
It sent me this thieving, rascally scheme of this man Perceval's, and it turned my boy's head, and lost him to me.Gallegher and Other Stories | Richard Harding Davis