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    Smile steal and steal on

    Both terms(subreption and obreption ) are from Latin nouns: respectively, "subreptio," meaning "the act of stealing," and "obreptio," meaning "the act of stealing upon." what's the difference of the meaning between "steal" and "steal upon". thank you.

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    Arrow Re: steal and steal on

    Quote Originally Posted by jesson cui View Post
    Both terms(subreption and obreption ) are from Latin nouns: respectively, "subreptio," meaning "the act of stealing," and "obreptio," meaning "the act of stealing upon." what's the difference of the meaning between "steal" filch, pilfer--They've stolen our liberty and "steal upon" sneak up (to) The jewel thief stole up on the house without being seen . thank you.
    Hope this helps.

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