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  1. Roselin's Avatar
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    The Meaning

    What's the meaning of the following sentence?

    They wondered if there truly was honour among thieves.

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    Re: The Meaning

    wow..thanks! I never thought that it would be an idiom.... I thought there is some mistake in this sentence.
    Last edited by Roselin; 08-May-2011 at 17:49.

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    Re: The Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    What's the meaning of the following sentence?

    They wondered if there truly was honour among thieves.
    "among thieves" means between one thief and another, or between one and several, or between several thieves and several other thieves. "Among" is used to take away any specificity that "between" might imply. You could also think of it as meaning, "in the midst of thieves."

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