Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of spirit.
  • n. The action of a spirit or ghost.
  • n. Inspiration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The business, work, or service of a spirit; hence, work quickly and quietly done, as if by a spirit.

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Examples

  • Kidnaping or "spiriting" achieved the perfection of a fine art under the second Charles.

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  • We were putatively hunting gophers but we really were on serial adventures, sometimes exploring abandoned ammo bunkers at the old Army Air Corps base, seeing where some old wagon trail went or even spiriting along some of grandpa's secret stash of Everclear to see if it would really burn.

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  • Duvalier has also been accused of pilfering millions of dollars from public funds and spiriting them out of the country to Swiss banks, though he denies stealing from Haiti.

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  • Set among the hickory and tulip trees on 120 acres of woodland, Crystal Bridges is an impious, spiriting place to find A+ art.

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  • A South Korean film director claimed Kim even kidnapped him and his movie star wife in the late 1970s, spiriting them back to North Korea to make movies for him for a decade before they managed to escape from their North Korean agents during a trip to Austria.

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  • LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- A Slovene man is accused of spiriting away his 4-year-old daughter in a custody battle-turned-missing girl case that has captivated this small European country.

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  • In this myth's symbolic apparatus, Obama is not an elected official whose policies are to be engaged rationally; he is a Satan corrupting the Edenic order to the malevolent glee of those dark legions spiriting away the tax dollars of the righteous.

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  • It's easy to imagine such a path providing perfect cover for the troops of tubmen, and possibly even ponies, spiriting their loads away into the hinterland.

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  • Duvalier has been accused of pilfering millions of dollars from public funds and spiriting them out of the country to Swiss banks, though he denies stealing from HaitiBut there have been repeated suggestions Duvalier faces money problems.

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  • For those that ignore the rules, and acknowledge in some way the Other, without adhering to the proper protocols (a situation known as Breach), punishment is swift and unremitting via a corps of shadowy figures, also called Breach, that shift in and out of each city, spiriting the trespasser away for immediate retribution.

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