Thieves

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Definitions of Thieves:

  1.   A person guilty of theft; one who secretly and feloniously takes the goods of another; an excrescence or waster in the snuff of a candle.
  2.   One who takes away the property of another privately without leave, or by violence; one who steals.
  3.   of Thief

Quotes for Thieves:

  1. Why grab possessions like thieves or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men? – Natalie Clifford Barney
  2. The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal. – Jimmy Breslin
  3. War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle. – Thomas Carlyle
  4. Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves They stole from everyone and everywhere. – Pablo Casals
  5. I recognize in thieves traitors and murderers, in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty- a sunken beauty. – Jean Genet
  6. My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn! – Josh Hartnett
  7. These thieves defend themselves by saying, 'I was there all the time, and the officials missed me.' Favorite excuses for missing surveillance checkpoints: jacket covered the number took off the shirt with the number hidden in a crowd. – Joe Henderson
  8. War makes thieves and peace hangs them. – George Herbert
  9. As a singer, I might have fallen among thieves I wonder if I'd still be alive by now. – Ben Kingsley
  10. I think people need housing. And there's empty buildings, I think people should live in there. If you want to call them squatters, trespassers, hey, I call Wall Street thieves – Al Lewis
  11. There are more honest people and more good people than there are thieves and bad people. It's just always been that way. – Michael Nesmith
  12. My own personal favorite Cher song is the unforgettable Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves – Brent Spiner
  13. In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves the only final sin is stupidity. – Hunter S. Thompson
  14. The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. – Hunter S. Thompson
  15. The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be. – Lao Tzu

Usage examples for Thieves:

  1. “ " There is honour among thieves thought I, and so I took out the sum mentioned, and gave it to him. ” – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  2. “ " Well, it's the first time on record, I guess, that thieves have ever robbed a man of his china," said Thaddeus, calmly. ” – Paste Jewels by John Kendrick Bangs
  3. These Agra goldsmiths are thieves – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  4. He summoned his council, and said to them, 'What shall we do with this multitude of thieves who go about destroying our people? ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  5. How the thieves make an entry I can't imagine, but I don't believe that it is through the wall of the warehouse. ” – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  6. Have you seen the Forty Thieves Lady Jane? ” – Muslin by George Moore
  7. Because a pack of thieves got hold of her and the child. ” – Lord John in New York by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  8. At any rate, I am not going to run away and leave my place at the mercy of a pack of thieves – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  9. The thieves also that were with him, cast the same in his teeth. ” – God's Plan with Men by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
  10. What, are there thieves on it? ” – In the Days of Drake by J. S. Fletcher
  11. “ I, however, got very little from them, only a few cuarts, less than the thieves had given me on the road from Saint James, and with these I departed for the Asturias by the way of Mondonedo. ” – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  12. “ " It ain't possible," he said at last, " thieves have begun to pay." ” – Riders of the Silences by Max Brand
  13. “ I had a good idea: now if I could manage to push on into the ranks of the No. 50 thieves – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  14. He swore aloud, so that the red- armed servant at the inn could not but hear him, that those thieves at the Hall intended to rob him of his clothes;- that they would not send him his property. ” – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  15. Now we'll see who's thieves – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  16. “ " I- I know what you are- you're thieves he said. ” – Pee-wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  17. We do not know, but it is pretty plain that no one other than the original thieves had the car on that South Fork road, wherever they may have been with it since first it disappeared. ” – The Auto Boys' Vacation by James A. Braden
  18. Thieves and pimps hang out on corner. ” – Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George Jackson Kneeland
  19. Those three fellows who just stopped to drink water are great thieves true sons of the prison; I am always civil to them, for it would not do to be on ill terms; they pay me or not, just as they think proper. ” – The Bible in Spain by George Borrow
  20. “ " And when they find you in some alley in the lower town they will put it down to thieves – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath

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