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Definition of "thief" []

  • One who steals, especially by stealth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thief" in a sentence
  • "Between thief and -- there was no word for what he and Warvia were now, but every hominid knew the word _thief_."
  • "Yet, if this paper was a connecting link between her stolen manuscript and the thief, _who was the thief_?"
  • "When it was proved that _you_ stole my father's horse; that _you_ are responsible for the absence of Mr. Hadley; that _you_ pointed the knife and the pistol at his heart, and then mendaciously represented him as the thief and kidnapper who is found in your own person; then, sir, would you vail your face and go out no more among men, but upon your forehead, as _now_ upon your soul, would be the brand of _thief_, _robber_, _murderer_!"