Furiously he pilfered pockets, and found a dozen beautiful cigarettes in a wrinkled and flattened paper case.
He had never, he raged, however stumbling he might have been, expected to find himself a little pilferer of love, a peeping, creeping area-sneak, and not even successful in his sneaking, less successful than the soda-clerks who swanked nightly with the virgins under the maples.
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She had been pilfering office supplies where she worked.
She sat on her living room couch, dressed in her rattiest C&C T-shirt and a pair of Calvin Klein boxer briefs she’d pilfered out of Sean’s top drawer.