To see details on the word
breaking and entering
please enable javascript.

breaking and entering


He is willing to confess to breaking and entering, but not to criminal intent.
  illegally entering a building or other enclosed property using any amount of force (even pushing open an unlocked door)
Home
 Mark word for later review on this computer
breaking and entering breaking & entering
Notes:
If criminal intent is established, breaking and entering is considered burglary (a felony in most U.S. jurisdictions). Otherwise, it is considered trespassing, (usually a misdemeanor).
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary - Vocabulary.com®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
Samples:
  • He is willing to confess to breaking and entering, but not to criminal intent.
  • I stood there for a second, debating whether I should step inside and add breaking and entering to what could soon be a long list of crimes I’d committed.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • They teach you breaking and entering in the Army?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Breaking and entering was a crime; people went to jail for it.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

  • Show more
  • You are breaking and entering!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • A breaking and entering when even the senses are torn apart.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • And it looked like Deborah’s son Alfred was taking the same path as his uncles: by the age of eighteen, he’d already been arrested several times for minor offenses, like breaking and entering.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Perhaps my whistling friend could give me the answers I needed faster than breaking and entering.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • How was I to know this collector wouldn’t shrink from breaking and entering, not to mention kidnapping?
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Jean Valjean was taken before the tribunals of the time for theft and breaking and entering an inhabited house at night.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

  • Show more again
  • In addition to breaking and entering?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Had been arrested for assault, breaking and entering, dealing in stolen goods.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Well, I gained unlawful entry, so I have no problem pleading guilty to breaking and entering.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Security tampering, breaking and entering, private property trespass.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • He was expert at breaking and entering.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Remind me if breaking and entering is a felony.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Now, let’s consider another thing: I can simply turn you in for breaking and entering.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • I’d done a little breaking and entering in the name of duty before this.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Of course I could throw this breaking and entering with deadly intent at you… but it’s too small a charge.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • He looked like he was dressed for some kind of turn-of-the-century night on the town, instead of a modern-day breaking and entering.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • She’d listened without comment, and she must have smiled when she heard of her son breaking and entering Thomas Stone’s apartment.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Breaking and entering with the intent to commit theft.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Breaking and entering.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Breaking and entering.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • That’s breaking and entering."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Breaking and entering is against the law.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Breaking and entering.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • Breaking and Entering
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • You said no breaking and entering.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • I will acknowledge that over the course of the evening there has been both breaking and entering.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • But there has never been simultaneous breaking and entering.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Theoretically, the cops could charge us with breaking, and they could charge us with entering, but they could not charge us with breaking and entering.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • In the seventies and eighties he was arrested twice and charged with breaking and entering, burglary, and receiving stolen goods.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • I seriously doubted that he wanted the Durham police to investigate a breaking and entering.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • So you would plead guilty to breaking and entering?
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • I had planned this maneuver as I had waited earlier solely to provide a simple route for breaking and entering, should some unforeseen need arise.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • I am guilty of breaking and entering.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • There were no apparent signs of breaking and entering, though if I could pick one lock, a guy with built-in tools could easily go me one better.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Berger will have to decide for herself whether she wants to make a formal complaint against you for harassment, threats, and breaking and entering, or whether she wants to settle things amicably.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • You are also suspected of extortion, bribery, illegal telephone tapping, several counts of criminal forgery, criminal embezzlement of funds, participation in breaking and entering, misuse of authority, espionage, and a long list of other lesser, but that’s not to say insignificant, offences.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • "This isn’t breaking and entering.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • ) …. breaking and entering, grand theft auto, and one time for taking a car radio and one time for fighting a guy what died.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Monster
  • Lisbeth Salander was charged with aggravated assault in the case of Carl-Magnus Lundin; with unlawful threats, attempted murder, and aggravated assault in the case of Karl Axel Bodin, alias Alexander Zalachenko, now deceased; with two counts of breaking and entering—the first at the summer cabin of the deceased lawyer Nils Erik Bjurman in Stallarholmen, the second at Bjurman’s home on Odenplan; with the theft of a vehicle—a Harley-Davidson owned by one Sonny Nieminen of Svavelsjö MC;…
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   breaking and entering [5] , homicide [2] , extortion [3] , slander [3] , libel [4] , manslaughter [5] , aggravated assault [7] , assault and battery [8]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Law, Public Policy & Politics, Sports
Home
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading