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kleptomaniac
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Middlemarch
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  • …that he would have been yet more severely dealt with if his family as well as himself had not secretly regarded him as Mr. Featherstone’s heir; that old gentleman’s pride in him, and apparent fondness for him, serving in the stead of more exemplary conduct—just as when a youthful nobleman steals jewellery we call the act kleptomania, speak of it with a philosophical smile, and never think of his being sent to the house of correction as if he were a ragged boy who had stolen turnips.

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  • She fits the profile of a kleptomaniac.
  • ...moved in with me after being attacked by her kleptomaniac roommate for...
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland

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