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steal away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v steal away leave furtively and stealthily "The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard"
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Quotations

  • Ovid
    Ovid
    “I am above being injured by fortune, though she steals away much, more will remain with me. The blessing I now enjoy transcend fear.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.”
  • Andrew Grove
    Andrew Grove
    “Just as you would not permit a fellow employee to steal a piece of office equipment, you shouldn't let anyone walk away with the time of his fellow managers.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “Worry -- a God, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair gray.”

Usage

In literature:

He tried often to steal away to the trenches, but in each instance was stopped and turned back.
"The Children of France" by Ruth Royce
But then your country would not permit these Spanish dogs to steal our land, and even lent the money to satisfy and keep them away.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
It is always playing such odd tricks as this; sometimes getting me a supper, and, quite as often, stealing it away.
"Myths That Every Child Should Know" by Various
O that men should put an enemy in their mouths, to steal away their brains!
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
What could people mean by giving things and taking away the excitement of stealing them?
"The House of the Misty Star" by Fannie Caldwell Macaulay
Well he knew that if he did not steal her away, I had taken her from him.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
The alcohol paralyzes his judgment and steals away his good sense.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
But there was no hope of stealing away in the daytime.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Bad men there; steal children away, make sacrifice to fetish.
"The Queen's Cup" by G. A. Henty
And life, not stealing but clamorously rushing away from her!
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Why should he steal our boat and run away?
"The Devil's Own" by Randall Parrish
Lonesome Pete, his two hands upon his hips, stood looking down at him, the far-away look stealing back into his eyes.
"Under Handicap" by Jackson Gregory
For there was that within me which misfortune could not steal away.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
Giuseppe had thrown away the painting-kit and walked the three hundred miles in eight days, begging or stealing by the way the food he needed.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
No one uses it now except me; but I do as often as I can steal away.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
The least wounded of the men began to steal away, and we were left with between thirty and forty of them.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
Dearly as I love you, Beatrice, I do not think I could consent to steal you away in such a pitiful and cowardly manner.
"Vera Nevill" by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
No other publishers have come rapping at my door in a mad attempt to steal me away from Mr.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
So you want to come to Trenton and steal my business away from me, do you, you young rascal?
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
They decided to steal away and drink a bottle of wine in Givenchy.
"The Red Horizon" by Patrick MacGill
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In poetry:

But if the slightest cloud
Should pass before Love's day,
He'll suddenly enshroud
And steal himself away.
"Friendship and Love" by Mary Anne Browne
Sweet Sabbath of the year!
While evening lights decay,
Thy parting steps methinks I hear
Steal from the world away.
"To the Autumn" by James Montgomery
Carefully on tiptoe stealing,
Breathing gently as we may,
Every step with caution feeling,
We will softly steal away.
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There is a band of little thieves,
That often 'round me dart,
And like the wind that takes the leaves,
They steal away my heart.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But she kissed Maye upon the brow,
As though to steal her soul away;
She kissed here on her Irish eyes,
Her faery eyes, now green, now grey.
"The Water-Witch" by Alice Guerin Crist
I'm afraid to tell you, Honey, I can take no bitter leaving;
But softly in the sleep-time from your love I'll steal away.
Oh, it's cruel, dearie, cruel, and it's God knows how I'm grieving;
But His loneliness is calling, and He knows I must obey.
"The Lure Of Little Voices" by Robert W Service

In news:

The true believers say they cannot sleep while evil waits just outside the strobe lights to steal their miracle child away.
John Mack has shifted his allegiance somewhat, joining companies that could steal business away from big Wall Street firms.
New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) comes away with a steal against Dallas Mavericks' Chris Kaman, not pictured, as O.J.
First of all, it riles him that somebody is getting away with stealing his patented idea.
Matthew Emmons/US Presswire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was thought to be a threat to steal Deron Williams away from the Nets.
Authorities say a suspect in the rape and murder of a Texas teen managed to steal a deputy's gun and escape from a Dallas hospital before he was cornered a mile away and surrendered.
Alabama- Huntsville guard Ronnie Mack (33) tries to steal the ball away from Kansas State forward D.J.
Now she's back to steal away a state title.
13-Year-Old Boys Steal BMW and Found More than 100 Miles Away.
Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus.
Steal away, steal away home.
But the slaves, they were getting ready to steal away all right — steal away from the plantation.
A New York man has been sentenced to from 25 years to life in prison for stealing another man's Air Jordan sneakers and then fatally shooting him in the back as he ran away.
But no worries, they won't be stealing Jim or Dwight away from Scranton.
Is the Democratic Party going triangulate on the GOP and try to steal away their long standing position as the party of values.
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