Pilfering in a sentence

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Definition of Pilfering

  • Thieving in a small way.

How to use pilfering in a sentence. Pilfering pronunciation.

Those left by the 9th Infantry had to bribe marauding, pilfering Cubans, with a part of their rations, to carry food to the camp of the 13th, where there were a few less ill, to get it cooked.
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Nothing would induce him to steal, or even to share stolen booty; hunger, threats, bitterly sarcastic speeches were alike in vain, and at last Barney's scornful amusement at the "boy without a carikter" began to be mingled with a certain respect; not that he was the least inclined to follow his example and give up pilfering himself, but he thought it was "game" of the little 'un to hold his own, and that was a quality he could understand and admire.
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Besides, you shall be housed like the gods, for we shall erect gables(6) over your dwellings; if you hold some public post and want to do a little pilfering, we will give you the sharp claws of a hawk.
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To pass over a first act of this kind lightly would have led to interminable pilferings and quarrellings.
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Improved C. Requisite C. Pilfering C.
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With this Hans Carvel thought that some pilfering fellow was about to take the ring from him.
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Compendious f. Pilfering and purloining f.
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It did not occur to him that that he could call the law to his aid and have the airplane stored safe from Bland's pilfering fingers.
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There has been pilfering somewhere; but Messieurs Smifzer and Tennyson must settle it between them.
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The greatest respect was to be paid to all property, no pilfering of hen roosts, no robbery of orchards nor burning of palings or fences along the march.
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And be it said to the credit of the Southern troops, pilfering or thieving was almost an unknown act while camping in our own country.
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For I am not apprehensive, that you should correct with the rod one that deserves to suffer severer stripes: since you assert that pilfering is an equal crime with highway robbery, and threaten that you would prune off with an undistinguishing hook little and great vices, if mankind were to give you the sovereignty over them.
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It is a scanty house, where there are not many things superfluous, and which escape the owner's notice, and are the gain of pilfering slaves.
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Dark was it then in heaven, but light below; For there the demon wandered to and fro, Tilting aloft upon a slender pole The orb of day-the pilfering old soul.
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I have read also in the confessions of a celebrated philosopher, that in his youth he committed some act of pilfering, and accused a young servant-girl of his own theft, who was condemned and dismissed for it, pardoning her guilty accuser.
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We wouldn’t even know of it, weren’t it for our young Susan pilfering an amount.
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The received opinion sets them down as Egyptians, and makes them out to be the descendants of those vagabond votaries of Isis, who appear to have exercised, in ancient Rome, pretty much the same profession as that followed by the present Gypsies, viz: fortune-telling, strolling up and down, and pilfering.
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Before the Gypsey’s acknowledgment, of preferring the flesh of animals which have died by disease, or what is called a natural death, the writer of this section, knew not how to credit the general testimony of the farmers and inhabitants of Northamptonshire, that they did not find the Gypsies committed any depredations on their property, unless it was in pilfering wood from the fences.
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So, while the blacks were wroth at the continued pilfering of their fields, they were not discouraged in their efforts to cultivate the land, as would have been the case had Tarzan permitted his people to lay waste the plantation wantonly.
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The House of Brandenburg wanted to aggrandize itself by pilfering in the fire; changed sides occasionally, and made a good bargain at last; for I think it got, at the peace, nine or ten bishoprics secularized.
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Examples of Pilfering

Example #1
There was not even left any to cook food for them.
Example #2
There was not left a single bed-pan for this battalion of bed-ridden, suffering humanity, nor any well men to nurse the sick.
Example #3
After all, a chap that had been brought up by parsons and schoolmasters must have allowances made for him, he supposed, and he soon gave up all idea of inducing Frank to thieve, and even kept his own exploits in the background, because the "Nipper" took it to heart.
Example #4
But though changed outwardly, there was one good habit which Frank had brought away from Green Highlands, and to which he clung with a persistency which surprised and irritated his partner.
Example #5
Firstly, the owls of Laurium,(5) which every judge desires above all things, shall never be wanting to you; you shall see them homing with you, building their nests in your money-bags and laying coins.
Example #6
I want now to speak to the judges about the prize they are going to award; if they are favourable to us, we will load them with benefits far greater than those Paris(4) received.