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Thief, one who steals: Lucr. 305. Lucr. 305 Lucr. 305 Lucr. 305 Sonn. 48, 8. 99, 2. Wiv. II, 2, 319. Meas. II, 1, 20. III, 2, 17. IV, 2, 47. IV, 2, 47 IV, 2, 47 Err. III, 2, 16. IV, 2, 59. Ado III, 3, 53. Ado III, 3, 53 Ado III, 3, 53 Ado III, 3, 53 LLL IV, 3, 187. Mids. III, 2, 283 “(you t. of love).” Merch. III, 1, 97. Merch. III, 1, 97 As III, 2, 345. All's II, 5, 86. III, 2, 132. Tw. V, 77. Tw. V, 77 R2 III, 2, 47. H4A I, 2, 70. II, 1, 103. II, 2, 10. II, 4, 452. III, 3, 212. H6B IV, 10, 36. H6C V, 6, 12. Cor. II, 1, 32. Tim. II, 2, 100. IV, 3, 45. 439 sq. Mcb. V, 2, 22. Lr. III, 7, 23. IV, 6, 156. Oth. I, 2, 57. Oth. I, 2, 57 I, 3, 208. Ant. II, 6, 96. Cymb. I, 4, 100. II, 3, 76. IV, 2, 75. IV, 2, 75 Per. IV, 6, 121. Plur. “thieves:” Ven. 724. Ven. 724 Lucr. 126. Tp. IV, 187. Wiv. II, 1, 126. Meas. II, 1, 23. II, 2, 176. Merch. II, 6, 23. As I, 3, 112. Tw. V, 404. R2 III, 2, 39. IV, 123. H4A I, 2, 28 “(of).” H4A I, 2, 28 II, 2, 29. II, 4, 99. III, 3, 63. H5 I, 2, 177. H6C I, 4, 42. H6C I, 4, 42 Troil. II, 2, 94. Tim. IV, 3, 35. 415 sq. V, 1, 187. Lr. I, 2, 133. Oth. I, 1, 79. Oth. I, 1, 79 Ant. II, 6, 100. Cymb. I, 4, 107.
Sometimes equivalent to robber: “so full of fear as one with treasure laden, hemmed with thieves,” Ven. 1022. “draw forth thy weapon, we are beset with thieves,” Shr. III, 2, 238. “notable pirate, thou salt-water t.” Tw. V, 72. “a foul felonious t. that fleeced poor passengers,” H6B III, 1, 129. “where be these bloody thieves?” Oth. V, 1, 63. cf. Lucr. 693. Lucr. 693 Lucr. 693 As I, 3, 112. Tw. V, 121. H4A II, 2, 98. H4A II, 2, 98 H4A II, 2, 98 H6C I, 4, 63. Hml. IV, 6, 21. Per. IV, 2, 97.
Used as a term of reproach: “Angelo is an adulterous t.” Meas. V, 40 (or == a secret fornicator). “what a deformed t. this fashion is,” Ado III, 3, 131. Ado III, 3, 131 “lie still, ye t.” H4A III, 1, 238. “my little tiny t.” H4B V, 3, 60. “ay me, most credulous fool, egregious murderer, t., any thing that's due to all the villains past, in being, to come,” Cymb. V, 5, 211. “caused a lesser villain than myself, a sacrilegious t., to do't,” Cymb. V, 5, 211 cf. IV, 2, 86.
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