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Definition the act of unlawfully taking something from someone without force
  • Death for Trifling Larcenies.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • He had quick hands when he wanted them, and a skill for larceny.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • That we undertake to guard our people against inconveniences, larcenies and pillage.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Paquette, representing Madison, admitted to one petit larceny conviction "back somewhere."
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • By the way, what did sister Sue think of your larceny?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • On remand for numerous larcenies: Mulch Diggums, the kleptomaniac dwarf.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Allen, Canty, and Ramseur also all had misdemeanor convictions, ranging from criminal mischief to petty larceny.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • My larcenous aims were modest.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • To add insult to injury, he had been fined two hundred dollars for larceny and trespass.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Sweeter for the larceny of time and flesh, sweeter for the betrayal.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • We call that burglary or robbery or grand larceny and they have to pay the price.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Murder, drug addiction, larceny, assault, and vandalism were commonplace.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • They nailed me to the cross-larceny, jailbreak, car theft.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • You see, I don't have larceny in my heart; I'm not a real crook.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Forthwith Mr. Huxter, conceiving he was witness of some petty larceny, leapt round his counter and ran out into the road to intercept the thief.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • For Flask to have presumed to help himself, this must have seemed to him tantamount to larceny in the first degree.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • "Larceny," Metzger said, "maybe they'll need a lawyer."
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • But the Traction gang can't get away with grand larceny like it used to.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • She used to tell me, "I don't know what you can see in that worthless, drunken, petty-larceny brother of mine.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • The police had arrested him for petty larceny, a grocery store.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues

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