, a. 1. Given to stealing; addicted to theft; as, a thievish boy, a thievish magpie.
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2. Like a thief; acting by stealth; sly; secret.
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Time's thievish progress to eternity.
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3. Partaking of the nature of theft; accomplished by stealing; dishonest; as, a thievish practice.
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Or with a base and biosterous sword enforce
A thievish living on the common road.
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-- Thiev"ish*ly, adv. -- Thiev"ish*ness, n.
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