v. steal, especially in a small, sly way; take from another on a petty scale, as by violation of trust
The boys filch apples from the fruit stand.
Sentence in Classic:
I found myself back in the sepulchral city resenting the sight of people hurrying through the streets to filch a little money from each other, to devour their infamous cookery, to gulp their unwholesome beer, to dream their insignificant and silly dreams.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
When he had eluded the flood of temptation many times in this way he grew troubled and wondered whether the grace which he had refused to lose was not being filched from him little by little.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He fumbled in one of his pockets, and pulled from it a scrap of paper and a bit of red pencil filched from some carpenter.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
You have filched the winning number in the lottery; you have gained the great prize, guard it well, keep it under lock and key, do not squander it, adore each other and snap your fingers at all the rest.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context