/ (ˈθiːvɪŋ) /

  1. given to stealing other people's possessions

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How to use thieving in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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