Burglar


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What does it mean when you dream about a burglar?

Dreaming about burglars can represent anxiety about someone taking something away. Less obviously, a dream burglar can be a neglected part of ourselves. (See also Robbery, Stealing, Thieves/Theft).

References in classic literature ?
This answer deeply impressed the Lawyer, and having ascertained that the Burglar had accumulated no money in his profession he threw up the case.
He was thinking what a good story he would have to tell in Cloverdale about having been mistaken for a burglar.
The Major patted him on the shoulder with a gesture almost peculiar to the soothing of a sick child, and said: "It was a burglar.
Then I lashed her in her chair, and frayed out the end of the rope to make it look natural, else they would wonder how in the world a burglar could have got up there to cut it.
You must remember that we are dealing with a burglar who is a very peculiar fellow, and who appears to work on lines of his own.
Even if I rescued Raffles for the time being, the police would promptly ascertain that it was I who had been rung up by the burglar, and the fact of my not having said a word about it would be directly damning to me, if in the end it did not incriminate us both.
I should like to give you something to eat--women always prepare midnight suppers for the burglars they catch, at least they do in the magazine stories.
Dudley was so eloquent about burglars that he almost had me going.
Not one of them had half the spunk of this or that burglar he had known.
Well, then, there are burglars in the neighborhood.
Moreover, he was afraid of his wife, afraid of a policeman, afraid of physical violence, and lived in constant dread of burglars.
For example, they are the thieves, burglars, cutpurses, footpads, robbers of temples, man-stealers of the community; or if they are able to speak they turn informers, and bear false witness, and take bribes.