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.
They have no Law, no Hunting Call, and no leaders--nothing but foolish words and little picking thievish hands.
It is with these men," he confided, "that I live in such times and not with the thievish company of today among whom I was born under an evil star.
Further, Memmi provides an insightful observation as he clarifies: "whenever the colonizer adds, in order not to fall prey to anxiety, that the colonized is wicked, backward person with evil, thievish, somewhat sadistic instincts, he, thus, justifies his legitimate severity" (Memmi, The Colonizer 82).
The Porto Ricans (sic) are the dirtiest, laziest, most degenerate and thievish race of guys ever before to occupy this round .
Juliet is characterized by physical movement elsewhere the play, when she discusses with Friar Laurence the dangers she would happily face in order to marry Romeo: "O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, / From off the battlements of yonder tower; / Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me lurk / Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears" (4.
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.
The thievish stranger was not a whit the wiser for swallowing words.
Regarding blacks and mulattos, Ilarione consistently refers to them as "heavy brandy drinkers, thievish, and licentious" (181).
You wretch, so devious, never weary of tricks, then you would not Even in your own country give over your ways of deceiving And your thievish tales.
These contrasts create an overall impression that admits certain instances in which the everyday sub-Saharan African was found to be "a cleanly, decent creature" (Stanley, Through the Dark Continent 1:382), only to conclude that African people were "crafty, fraudful, deceiving, lying, thievish knaves taken as a whole, and seem to be born with an uncontrollable love of gaining wealth by robbery, violence, and murder" (1:408).
Descending the scale of being, Jiren is first an immortal (xianlang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ), then a man of flesh and blood, and finally "Master Thievish Eyes" (zeiyan guanren [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), whom his wife's maids ridicule.
The best paying papers are the sporting ones, and the whole system is built on the thievish principle of getting something for nothing.
A newly imperial Russia is desperate to have them, because she needs to tag not only the lazy Russians but the thievish Rumanians and the quarrelsome Chechens and the lecherous Frenchmen and the arrogant Brits.
Music to hear with eyes," "Of thy beauty do I question make," "Tired with all these," "Water cools not love," "Give me thy lips to kiss," "Of time and youth," "My love is as a Fever," "1 always write of you," "Compare Thou Thine," "More Perjured Eye," "AII you prefiguring," "Truth proves Thievish," "I pine and surfeit," "Rise and fall," "By day / By night," "Lascivious 6race," "Now all is done," "Will," "It was a Lover and his Lass.