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- Rhymes: -iːvɪŋ
- Present participle of thieve.
thieving (not comparable)
- That thieves; that steals.
1966, William T. Moynihan, The craft and art of Dylan Thomas:
- From her point of view, sex itself, or sexual awareness, is the thief that stole away her innocence (which completes the picture of Thomas's totally thieving world).
2001, Mary Elizabeth Massey, George C. Rable, Refugee life in the Confederacy:
- The landlady was "a desperately mean old specimen... who employed a very thieving set of servants,"
- The action of theft.
1910, Amy McLaren, Bawbee Jock:
- "There's nothing to spend your thievings on up here."