Robbery

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Robbery

A crime in which one takes the property of another by force or threat of force. Robbery generally requires the victim to be put in a state of fear when the crime occurs. The element of force distinguishes robbery from theft. Robbery is considered a serious crime; under Islamic law, for example, highway robbery historically has been punishable by death or amputation of limbs.
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The miser began to tell his tale, and said he had been robbed of his money.
Besides, having got back my stake that you-all robbed me of, if you
Beneath him is the man who has robbed him of Clara.
This poor simpleton has been robbed of four gold pieces.
He felt what a murderer must feel, when he sees the body he has robbed of life.
How they came to get so many I could not tell; but as I had only robbed the thief, I made no scruple at taking these goods, and being very glad of them too.
In short, they robbed together, lay together, were taken together, and at last were hanged together.
As I said before that they robbed together and lay together, so now they hanged together, and there ended my new partnership.
It's the fact of the Bank being robbed, that's the important circumstance.
It's enough to be robbed while you're snoring because you're too comfortable, without being put right with your four seven ones.
Do you mind that time when Conkey was robbed of his money, though?
He warn't one of the family, at that time; and one night he was robbed of three hundred and twenty-seven guineas in a canvas bag, that was stole out of his bedrrom in the dead of night, by a tall man with a black patch over his eye, who had concealed himself under the bed, and after committing the robbery, jumped slap out of window: which was only a story high.