The Count's intentions are very base in planning to steal away his wife and kill him when he is without defence.
They thought, perhaps, they could steal away from the town unnoticed.
For she fancied that the best way to chastise his covetousness would be to steal away his wealth.
Come what would, I must steal away and hail him as soon as ever I could escape for an hour or so.
He never heard him steal away during the night, and was simply amazed when told of his desertion.
How would you like any one to steal away one of your brushes?
"As to put an enemy in his mouth to steal away his brains," said the Professor.
I hate to steal away from friends, as if you were running from the law.
But with all his cunning he fails in prudence; it is not in his nature to steal away silently.
So she would get up and steal away with the first gleam of light.
Old English stelan "to commit a theft" (class IV strong verb; past tense stæl, past participle stolen), from Proto-Germanic *stelanan (cf. Old Saxon stelan, Old Norse, Old Frisian stela, Dutch stelen, Old High German stelan, German stehlen, Gothic stilan), of unknown origin.
Most IE words for steal have roots in notions of "hide," "carry off," or "collect, heap up." Attested as a verb of stealthy motion from c.1300 (e.g. to steal away, late 14c.); of glances, sighs, etc., from 1580s. To steal (someone) blind first recorded 1974.
"a bargain," by 1942, American English colloquial, from steal (v.). Baseball sense of "a stolen base" is from 1867.
The diversion of blood flow from its normal course.
One's constant and only boyfriend or girlfriend (1897+)