Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of purloin.

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Examples

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

    Storm Rising

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

    Storm Rising

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

    Police vs. animal shelter

  • 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

  • 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’

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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