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  • It is curious how sometimes the memory of death lives on for so much longer than the memory of the life that it purloined.†   (source)
  • After a moment, he convinced himself that whatever he heard was nothing and went back to his purloined snack.†   (source)
  • But while the purloined guitar presented no ownership problem, his remaining property did.†   (source)
  • The purloined letters and the plan of Fort Washington provided by Demont's treachery may not have greatly altered the course of events to follow.†   (source)
  • He leaves me tame and grateful for the new language he has purloined from other kings whose granaries are filled and whose libraries are famous.†   (source)
  • A greatly relieved Mrs. Worthington chats pleasantly with Mademoiselle LeFarge, who clutches her few precious purchases, Cecily's purloined pearls shining at her neck.†   (source)
  • To escape, Alessandro would have to find some way of appealing to a man whose dream was to copulate with a rhinoceros, steal one of the world's most famous and, needless to say, conspicuous horses, ride through Vienna in a purloined uniform, work his will on the Ministry of War by speaking German in a Hungarian accent, find and kill an unknown airplane pilot, and get to the Alps, the white and fatal vastness of which he would cross on foot, all so that he might return to Rome.†   (source)
  • So we hid it by Purloined Letter method.†   (source)
  • It no longer really mattered and I sensed that my earlier rage and chagrin were now supplanted by an odd, complex unrest about the purloined cash, which, after all, had been the proceeds of the sale of a human being.†   (source)
  • She had a cloth bag with food purloined from the fridge slung across her chest.†   (source)
  • Not with knitting needles or garden shears, or knives purloined from the kitchen, and especially not when we are pregnant.†   (source)
  • Instead it's a silver candlestick, supplied by Reverend Verringer, and similar — he hopes — to the type used in the Kinnear household, and purloined by James McDermott.†   (source)
  • I thought about the swallowed objects and purloined paychecks and sweet moments of canine-human empathy.†   (source)
  • We brought Alex the newspaper clippings, and one of the Wanted posters too — Laura had purloined it from a telephone pole.†   (source)
  • You might think a teenager's parents would take notice when she disappeared into the desert for hours at a time (with a rifle and purloined ammo, no less!†   (source)
  • Tradd nervous in the shadows of the south sally port, let us in the barracks an hour before reveille with keys purloined again from the sleeping guard.†   (source)
  • Those wets who had victoriously withstood the pressure of hearth and pulpit—their number (aië, aië,) was small— went to their death with the gallant swagger, and with the gleam of purloined honor, of men who are to die fighting most desperately against the engulfing mob.†   (source)
  • After that he would purloin his own garments from the family wash before she could get to them and replace the missing buttons.†   (source)
  • The individual who purloined it is known; this beyond a doubt; he was seen to take it.†   (source)
  • At length I said,— "Well, but G—, what of the purloined letter?†   (source)
  • THE PURLOINED LETTER Nil sapientiae odiosius acumine nimio.†   (source)
  • Also he had a friend, a youth by the name of Sparser, somewhat older than himself, who was chauffeur to a wealthy citizen of Kansas City, and who occasionally managed to purloin a car and so accommodate Hegglund in the matter of brief outings here and there; which courtesy, unconventional and dishonest though it might be, still caused Hegglund to feel that he was a wonderful fellow and of much more importance than some of these others, and to lend him in their eyes a luster which had…†   (source)
  • They tried to argue it away by reminding conscience that they had purloined sweetmeats and apples scores of times; but conscience was not to be appeased by such thin plausibilities; it seemed to them, in the end, that there was no getting around the stubborn fact that taking sweetmeats was only "hooking," while taking bacon and hams and such valuables was plain simple stealing—and there was a command against that in the Bible.†   (source)
  • He married Beryl Garcia, one of the beauties of Costa Rica, and, having purloined a considerable sum of public money, he changed his name to Vandeleur and fled to England, where he established a school in the east of Yorkshire.†   (source)
  • "Objection sustained," ruled Oberwaltzer, although at the time in Jephson's pocket was a letter from Francis X. Squires, formerly captain of the bell-hops of the Green-Davidson at the time Clyde was there, in which he explained that apart from the one incident in connection with the purloined automobile, he knew nothing derogatory to Clyde; and that always previously, he had found him prompt, honest, willing, alert and well-mannered.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I must be served at the fireside, she said; and she placed before me a little round stand with my cup and a plate of toast, absolutely as she used to accommodate me with some privately purloined dainty on a nursery chair: and I smiled and obeyed her as in bygone days.†   (source)
  • Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.†   (source)
  • An alderman coming from a turtle feast will not step out of his carnage to steal a leg of mutton; but put him to starve, and see if he will not purloin a loaf.†   (source)
  • To climb a wall, to break a branch, to purloin apples, is a mischievous trick in a child; for a man it is a misdemeanor; for a convict it is a crime.†   (source)
  • I had first, however, provided for my sustenance for that day by a loaf of coarse bread, which I purloined, and a cup with which I could drink more conveniently than from my hand of the pure water which flowed by my retreat.†   (source)
  • For our own part, we do not think so; it seems to us impossible that the same hand should pluck laurels and purloin the shoes from a dead man.†   (source)
  • You will now understand what I meant in suggesting that, had the purloined letter been hidden any where within the limits of the Prefect's examination—in other words, had the principle of its concealment been comprehended within the principles of the Prefect—its discovery would have been a matter altogether beyond question.†   (source)
  • I had it examined by a botanical expert and elicited the information that it was ablossom of the homegrown potato plant purloined from a forcingcase of the model farm.†   (source)
  • I took therefore an opportunity of purloining his key from his breeches-pocket, while he was asleep, and thus made myself master of all his riches: after which I again conveyed his key into his pocket, and counterfeiting sleep—though I never once closed my eyes, lay in bed till after he arose and went to prayers—an exercise to which I had long been unaccustomed.†   (source)
  • As when a gryphon through the wilderness With winged course, o'er hill or moory dale, Pursues the Arimaspian, who by stealth Had from his wakeful custody purloined The guarded gold; so eagerly the Fiend O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.†   (source)
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