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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 ?
And now," said he, "it really would be a good thing that we should all go over the house together and make certain that this rather erratic burglar did not, after all, carry anything away with him.
A gang of burglars acting in the country might be expected to vary the scene of their operations, and not to crack two cribs in the same district within a few days.
Is it not extraordinary that a burglary--and a burglar who had had some previous experience--should deliberately break into a house at a time when he could see from the lights that two of the family were still afoot?
He was thinking what a good story he would have to tell in Cloverdale about having been mistaken for a burglar.
My wife seems to think I am a burglar," he said, recklessly.
After the police had sternly reprimanded James Williams for imitating a copyrighted burglar and given him as honourable a discharge as the department was capable of, Mrs.
Not one of them had half the spunk of this or that burglar he had known.
With regard to such men as the negro burglar and the English thief, even the most enthusiastic have scarcely any hope of their conversion.
He may have been a common burglar, or he may have had some private grudge against Mr.
Fit a burglar alarm and make sure you fit an alarm siren box at the front and back of your home so they act as a deterrent to intruders
When selecting an electronic security system, contact the National Burglar & Fire alarm Association (www.
If the burglar wants to risk coming into your house then they have to deal with the consequences.