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 Meanings and Examples of STEAL
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steal
 n.  take another's stuff without permission or legal right, and don't want to return it
Classic Sentence: (96 in 7 pages)
1  He tried to steal sugar under his aunt's very nose, and got his knuckles rapped for it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  But with the closing sentence his hand began to curve and steal forward; and the instant the "Amen" was out the fly was a prisoner of war.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  Presently the boy began to steal furtive glances at the girl.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
4  Gradually their talk died out and drowsiness began to steal upon the eyelids of the little waifs.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
5  As the sun began to steal in upon the boys, drowsiness came over them, and they went out on the sandbar and lay down to sleep.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  I judged he would be blind drunk in about an hour, and then I would steal the key, or saw myself out, one or t'other.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
7  I got to steal that money, somehow; and I got to steal it some way that they won't suspicion that I done it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI.
8  I'll steal it and hide it; and by and by, when I'm away down the river, I'll write a letter and tell Mary Jane where it's hid.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI.
9  One man asked me if I see the niggers steal it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX.
10  Well, one thing was dead sure, and that was that Tom Sawyer was in earnest, and was actuly going to help steal that nigger out of slavery.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV.
11  He said if we warn't prisoners it would be a very different thing, and nobody but a mean, ornery person would steal when he warn't a prisoner.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV.
12  So we allowed we would steal everything there was that come handy.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV.
13  Tom said that what he meant was, we could steal anything we needed.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV.
14  When I start in to steal a nigger, or a watermelon, or a Sunday-school book, I ain't no ways particular how it's done so it's done.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
15  Stories of gypsies, who steal children, are not at all in vogue in this part of the world, and would not be believed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
Example Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
16  Each would bring hooks and lines, and such provision as he could steal in the most dark and mysterious way -- as became outlaws.
17  They forged their manager's signature on the cheque to steal money from bank.
18  Pro tip for thieves: If you're going to steal an iPhone, make sure it doesn't belong to a famed New York Times tech columnist.
19  A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.
20  The cat shut its eyes while it steals cream.
21  He was nabbed in the act of stealing.
22  The friar preached against stealing and had a goose in his sleeve.
23  Two young boys were filmed stealing CDs on the security video.
24  The policeman brought in two boys whom he had caught stealing.
25  The boy was cruelly flogged for stealing.
26  There are but three ways of living: by working, by stealing, or by begging.
27  He freed himself of the charge of stealing.
28  The tramp was arraigned on a charge of stealing.
29  He was hurled out of the hotel for stealing a silver cup.
30  His arrest for stealing brought shame on his family.