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- Rhymes: -iːvɪŋ
thieving (not comparable)
- That thieves; that steals; inclined to steal
- 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."