thieving

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thieving

  1. present participle of thieve

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thieving (not comparable)

  1. That thieves; that steals; inclined to steal
    • 1966, William T. Moynihan, The craft and art of Dylan Thomas:
      From her point of view, sex itself, or sexual awareness, is the thief that stole away her innocence (which completes the picture of Thomas's totally thieving world).
    • 2001, Mary Elizabeth Massey, George C. Rable, Refugee life in the Confederacy:
      The landlady was "a desperately mean old specimen... who employed a very thieving set of servants,"

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NounEdit

thieving (usually uncountable, plural thievings)

  1. The action of theft.
    • 1910, Amy McLaren, Bawbee Jock:
      "There's nothing to spend your thievings on up here."

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