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burglar
 n.  a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  That dreadful sentinel sent a chill to my heart which I do not think that any burglar could have done.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
2  The last of these, at Folkestone Court, in May, was remarkable for the cold-blooded pistolling of the page, who surprised the masked and solitary burglar.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
3  Why any burglar should take such a thing passes my understanding, for it was only a plaster cast and of no real value whatever.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
4  This was clearly what the burglar had done, so I went round and opened the door.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
5  Then he carefully scrutinized the broken and frayed end where it had snapped off when the burglar had dragged it down.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
6  But one night, under cover of darkness, and further concealed in a most cunning disguisement, a desperate burglar slid into his happy home, and robbed them all of everything.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
7  And darker yet to tell, the blacksmith himself did ignorantly conduct this burglar into his family's heart.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 112. The Blacksmith.
8  It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people--with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
9  Thenardier, rated as a burglar, and detained as a measure of precaution under the charge of organizing a nocturnal ambush, with armed force, was kept in sight.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
10  The house was not impregnable: he was as clever as burglars are.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
11  It was a brace of pistols, hanging near the head of her grandfather's bed, which he always kept there loaded, as a precaution against possible burglars, the house being very lonely.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 4 The Ministrations of a Half-forgotten One
12  Twice burglars in my pay ransacked her house.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
13  Naturally my first thought was of burglars.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
14  These burglars made a considerable haul at Sydenham a fortnight ago.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
15  As a matter of fact, burglars who have done a good stroke of business are, as a rule, only too glad to enjoy the proceeds in peace and quiet without embarking on another perilous undertaking.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
Example Sentence:
1  The burglar got into the house through the bedroom window.
2  The man glanced the burglar climbing out of the window.
3  The burglar got in through the window.
4  The burglar had broken in through a window.
5  The policeman took the burglar by surprise as he opened the window.
6  The burglar shone his torch into the dark room.
7  Despite burglar alarms and window locks, homes are never impregnable against determined thieves.
8  Fitting a burglar alarm is the most effective way to increase home security.
9  I forgot to set the burglar alarm.
10  He openly boasted of his skill as a burglar.
11  A mother has spoken of her disbelief that a burglar who broke into her home used her telephone to call a cab and make his getaway.
12  He can grapple with the burglar and overpowered him.
13  A door with too much space between the door and the frame is an invitation for the burglar to use a jimmy.
14  She claimed that the real crime is that burglars and muggers usually get a light sentence.
15  An extra lock on the door is an added insurance against burglars.