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 Meanings and Examples of THIEF
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thief
 n.  a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
Classic Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
1  The thief had flung away the loaf, but his arm was still bleeding.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
2  Fantine trembled at the sound of Javert's voice, and let go of the latch as a thief relinquishes the article which he has stolen.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
3  This orthography might have confounded the pretensions put forward in the last century by the Vicomte de Gestas, of a descent from the wicked thief.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—THE LITTLE CONVENT
4  He went and came, sang, played at hopscotch, scraped the gutters, stole a little, but, like cats and sparrows, gayly laughed when he was called a rogue, and got angry when called a thief.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—LITTLE GAVROCHE
5  A thief is admitted there, provided he be a god.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—AN ANCIENT SALON
6  She shared her lodgings, which were furnished in an affected and wretched style, with a clever gallicized English thief.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE MALICIOUS PLAYFULNESS OF THE WIND
7  Such and such a phrase produces upon you the effect of the shoulder of a thief branded with the fleur-de-lys, which has suddenly been laid bare.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
8  Metaphor is an enigma, wherein the thief who is plotting a stroke, the prisoner who is arranging an escape, take refuge.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
9  The thief also has his food for cannon, stealable matter, you, I, whoever passes by; le pantre.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
10  In the midst of an incalculable political event already begun, under the pressure of a possible revolution, a police agent, "spun" a thief without allowing himself to be distracted by insurrection and barricades.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
11  Road-mender and thief as he was, he cherished one dream; he believed in the treasures buried in the forest of Montfermeil.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
12  This thief, this thief guilty of a second offence, had restored that deposit.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE OBSCURITIES WHICH A REVELATION CAN CONTAIN
13  Jean Valjean, as you have said, is an assassin and a thief.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
14  A thief, because he robbed a wealthy manufacturer, whose ruin he brought about.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
15  Jean Valjean did not rob Madeleine, but he is a thief.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  I only caught a glimpse of the thief, so I can't really describe him.
17  The thief was put in the police car with a policeman on either side of him.
18  The judge sentenced the thief to five years in prison.
19  The thief had left an impression of his foot in the garden.
20  Save a thief from gallows and he will help hang you.
21  Show me a liar, and I will show you a thief.
22  Police will have the pictures enlarged in an attempt to identify the thief.
23  These pieces of information link up to suggest who the thief was.
24  They turned the place inside out but did not find the thief.
25  The police rousted the thief out of the kitchen.
26  Show me a liar, and I'll show you a thief.
27  The thief is wanted by the police.
28  The thief had run away when the policemen came.
29  The policeman grasped the thief by the shoulder and swung him around.
30  The thief withered under the stare of the policeman.