Examples of thievery in a Sentence
a case of suspected thievery
a man who has a history of petty thievery and narcotics peddling
Recent Examples of thievery from the Web
This misperception—the colonialism, pillaging and thievery—has led to one unfortunate misapprehension: that people cannot be both African and LGBTQ.
But such systematized thievery has become entrenched in an economy that is more corrupt than ever.
Published discussions of tailgate thievery note that the items are expensive, often costing $1000 or more to replace.
Now, another German institution has been hit by thievery.
Similarly, King Arthur shines when its boasts a flip of the familiar, with Arthur and the boys engaging in wanton thievery or on a caper to assassinate Vortigern.
But Duarte's alleged thievery and his wife's ability to fly to London and escape criminal charges was over the top even for them.
In a recent interview, Ms. Alcántara sought to distance herself from gas thievery.
Science is about as reliable as the Roman god of thievery, Mercury.
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First Known Use of thievery
Synonymslarceny, robbery, stealing, theft
Related Wordsburglary, housebreaking; embezzlement, embezzling, graft, misapplication, misappropriation, peculation; petit larceny, petty larceny; filching, pilferage, pilfering, purloining, shoplifting; abduction, carjacking, hijacking (also highjacking), kidnapping (also kidnaping), shanghaiing; despoilment, despoliation, looting, pillage, plundering, rapine, spoliation; poaching, rustling; black marketeering, smuggling; banditry, piracy
THIEVERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thievery for English Language Learners
: the act of stealing
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