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  • n. Plural form of kleptomaniac.

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Examples

  • I was happy trudging along the streets and equally so keeping an eye on so-called kleptomaniacs in the big stores.

    Maigret's Memoirs

  • Majority Leader Trent Lott, who has compared homosexuals to "kleptomaniacs," said he wouldn't rein Inhofe in.

    The Greatest Expectation

  • According to Rupert Murdoch, Google and other content "kleptomaniacs" are stealing and profiting from his content.

    BNET Articles

  • “The centre ground” also includes support for the European Union, which subjects us, both in the European Parliament and in the coalitions filling the Council of Ministers, to the legislative will of assorted Stalinists, Trotskyists, neo-Fascists, neo-Nazis, East European kleptomaniacs and other neocon crazies, and people who regard the Provisional Army Council as the sovereign body throughout Ireland.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • In school, Kate read novels about girls who were kleptomaniacs or drug addicts or in love with their brothers, and the absence of such suffering in her own life was a source of perpetual anguish to her.

    Boys and Girls Like You and Me

  • Rupert Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp., even delivered a peppery keynote, vowing war on "content kleptomaniacs."

    All the Propaganda That’s Fit to Print

  • Poot and Lenore were never allowed inside our house, because they were dairy kleptomaniacs.

    A Kettle of Vultures

  • Or elect Oliver Thomas, Derrick Shepherd or any of the other kleptomaniacs New Orleanians (and Louisianians) have put in charge of their affairs.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Once you let one of them in the door do you let in shopaholics, kleptomaniacs, etcetera?

    Dr. Jon LaPook: Sex Addiction: Is It Really an Addiction?

  • Blackwell once compared gay people to "arsonists and kleptomaniacs," described their lives as a "transgression against God's law," and believes that they can "change."

    Wayne Besen: The Gay Republican Blues

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