[ UK /θˈiːf/ ]
[ US /ˈθif/ ]
NOUN
  1. a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
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How To Use thief In A Sentence

  • Stealing away, (whence, I suppose, the ironical phrase of trusty Trojan to this day,) like a thief — pretendedly indeed at the command of the gods; but could that be, when the errand he went upon was to rob other princes, not only of their dominions, but of their lives? — Clarissa Harlowe
  • The thief walked off with my gold watch
  • The thief smiled at the small mound of diamonds piled inside.
  • Tonight I must sneak like the thief that I am down into the farmer's hencoop and steal one of his chickens.
  • Give a thief rope enough and he will hang himself. 
  • Police were today searching for a thief who snatched hundreds of pounds from a busy shop in Walton.
  • And he called Herodotus a thief and a beguiler, and “the same with intent to deceive,” as one of their own poets writes. Letters to Dead Authors
  • Dororo's main character Kou Shibasaki (The Sinking of Japan) as the woman warrior Dororo, who was a precocious street child and self-styled "greatest thief in all of Japan".
  • Whenever any one giveth thee aught, a thief stealeth it from thee! The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • The thief was perceived to steal into the house.
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