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purloin
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
to steal — especially in violation of trust
  • 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.
    Chapter 11 (65% in)

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