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purloin
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War and Peace
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  • As soon as he reached Moscow, Prince Andrew had received from his father Natasha’s note to Princess Mary breaking off her engagement (Mademoiselle Bourienne had purloined it from Princess Mary and given it to the old prince), and he heard from him the story of Natasha’s elopement, with additions.

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  • The museum’s night watchman purloined the artifacts.
  • Poe’s story is titled, The Purloined Letter.

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