robbery

Part of speech: noun

The act of robbing; the taking away of property unlawfully, especially by force or fear.

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Usage examples "robbery":

  1. " It is strange," observed he, " that a body has been found in a ditch, near to where the robbery occurred, and has been recognised to be that of the very young officer to whom you now introduce me. - "The Pacha of Many Tales", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  2. " We'd pull the very sod up off the corral if you'd run Lane in for wholesale robbery," added a third; and it was not until the hoarse laugh which followed died away that I found my opportunity. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. But seriously, Herr Comrade, I ought to call you to account for your robbery of an artist from our midst. - "The Northern Light", E. Werner.