You are not by nature a criminal and a stealer of women, I know.
I remember the time when such a head would have started a stealer anywhere.
The "difficulty" was, in plain English, that it had been stolen from the Indians at some peril to the stealer's scalp.
He is commonly a stealer of Horses, which they terme a Priggar of Paulfreys.
It was not possible that this was a bad man, a stealer of children, a pilferer of old men's cupboards.
A stealer of women is not such a one as needs a regiment under a general to face him.
The stealer refuses, and puts them behind her and stands on her defence.
Shall we punish the stealer of $50 with death, and the man-stealer with imprisonment only?
The runaway at length appeared, and the suspicions of the villagers fell upon him as the stealer of Panchanan.
The crowd cheers and proclaims McGraw a great manager and the stealer a great base runner.
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+)