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  • v. Present participle of purloin.


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  • Maybe he couldn't get Florian to help, but the idea of purloining a uniform gave him another notion.

    Storm Rising

  • She can anonymously call people thieves, accusing them of "purloining" (stealing) while at the same time claiming she isn't accusing anyone of misspending money.

    Police vs. animal shelter

  • No one has ever accused these foundations of "purloining" funds.

    Police vs. animal shelter

  • In conjunction with Stella Artois, which is Belgian but has no qualms about purloining French imagery when it comes to peddling its wares to booze-hungry Brits, Anderson has created a tableau of counterfactual history.

    The Hard Sell: Stella Artois

  • But prosecutors and elder-law attorneys say the number of cases of adult children purloining assets from parents' accounts is rising.

    Power Grab!

  • The three coyotes I saw the other day looked so healthy and vigorous I suspect they are purloining not just from my dogs 'food bowls, but from many others in my rural neighborhood, too.

    The Coyote--to Shoot or Not to Shoot. That is the Question.

  • Set-top boxes can, of course, be about more than purloining user data.

    ‘I’ve lost a dog named Justice’

  • The talk by Stewart Home and Iain Sinclair is unconnected to the Childish exhibition, purloining its title from a forthcoming Verso book of urban essays, Restless Cities.

    No more heroes « Squares of Wheat

  • India have been marmalised, the trumpets have been sounded for England's ascent to No1 in the Test rankings and the ceremonial mace polished for surrender at The Oval after three such dominant performances by the home side that disgruntled fans of the tourists could be forgiven for purloining Casey Stengel's old lament about the 1962 New York Mets: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

    How Jimmy Anderson went from water carrier to leader of the pack | Rob Bagchi

  • One wonders whether foreign intelligence services were not already purloining its contents for some time prior to the WikiLeaks revelations and are feeling even more aggrieved at Assange than Washington that the system is now terminated.

    WikiLeaks by David Leigh and Luke Harding - review


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