thievish


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tending to larceny

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given to thievery

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For wonderful is this new-uttered sound I hear, the like of which I vow that no man nor god dwelling on Olympus ever yet has known but you, O thievish son of Maia.
I'll warrant ye, had your thievish devils made their push by the light of the sun, the good woman would have been smartly at work among them, and the Siouxes would have found she was not given to part with her cheese and her butter without a price.
They are said to be good drivers of bargains, but to be honest and just in their transactions, and even in horse-dealing to resist those thievish tendencies which would seem, for some undiscovered reason, to be almost inseparable from that branch of traffic.
I must confess I was now very uneasy, and thought myself, including the late escape from the longboats, to have been in the most dangerous condition that ever I was in through my past life; for whatever ill circumstances I had been in, I was never pursued for a thief before; nor had I ever done anything that merited the name of dishonest or fraudulent, much less thievish.
A camera-like movement gives the description a cinematographic quality: (16) the narrator starts with a pan-shot of the scenery--the reference to "men in thievish attire" is restricted to what can be seen--and, in a type of reverse-shot, turns around to adopt the viewpoint of these men.
Mozart's Prague and Haydn's Surprise Symphonies make fine bookends to a concert under Italian conductor Ottavio Dantone, with Italian soprano Desiree Rancatore the soloist in Mozart's Exultate Jubilate and a Rossini aria, preceded by his Thievish Magpie overture - masterpieces indeed
Or the legend of how the critical edition of Nietzsche's works--the so-called Colli-Montinari edition--came about, according to which the scheming Kurt Hager, the GDR's minister of culture, had the doors of the Nietzsche archives in Weimar, of which he was chief custodian, barred to West German researchers, only to turn around with thievish glee and open them to two Italians.
MOLD: Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Emlyn Williams Theatre (0845 330 3565), The British Shakespeare Company in association with Thievish Dog present The Rape of Lucrece.
slaves as lazy, thievish, and likely to assault their owners if given
If this is true, as I believe it is, we Americans are the most thievish people that ever existed: we have been stealing from each other for an hundred and fifty years.
Having a big body by itself didn't turn out to be strongly associated with thievish families.
They are in fact a low thievish set even to each other.