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Definition of "thievishness" [thievishness]

  • The quality of being thievish. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "thievishness" in a sentence
  • "When the dish was empty and Gerald only midway in his remarks on the thievishness of Yankees who wanted to free darkies and yet offered no penny to pay for their freedom, Ellen rose."
  • "In a little time after others came and played the same game, only adding to their abominable thievishness by driving off our mules and all our cattle."
  • "A man, speaking to us once of a very rocky clearing, said, "Stone's got a pretty heavy mortgage on that farm"; and another, wishing to give us a notion of the thievishness common in a certain village, capped his climax thus: -- "Dishonest! why, they have to take in their stone walls o 'nights.""