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Definition of "purloiner" []

  • One who purloins. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "purloiner" in a sentence
  • "And right now she has a lot to say about the reign of a literate but power-drunk purloiner of antiquities, persecutor of open minds and blogs, who required the credulity of the West to be taken seriously even for a moment."
  • "As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terre firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces, but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope, which descended from a passing balloon."
  • "If he is to be a purloiner, he is going to be the best of sharks."