Before they cleaned themselves up, the Nevilles were thieves, thugs, and junkies.
Typically most women carry their concealed firearms in their purses, the main target of thieves.
Indeed, a condition of rampant, endemic political corruption is known as a “kleptocracy”—literally, “rule by thieves.”
Bad guests—a band of seducers, thieves, hapless slobs, and madmen—are thus at the foundation of our literature.
Because of inadequate, too-short training and other problems, most of the ANP are seen as thieves.
I was in the saddle before the story was done, put him at the nearest fence, and was after the thieves.
Well, we waited, tied to the table like two thieves, or something.
And the thieves fell on him, tore off his clothes and beat him, then went on their way and left him half dead on the ground.
"I suppose the thieves took a hundred dollars of the money," said Levi.
The dancer stopped, as if ashamed, and raised the terrible whip, well known to thieves and soldiers.
Old English þeof, from Proto-Germanic *theubaz (cf. Old Frisian thiaf, Old Saxon thiof, Middle Dutch dief, Old High German diob, German dieb, Old Norse þiofr, Gothic þiufs), probably from PIE *teup- (cf. Lithuanian tupeti "to crouch down").