01. My neighbor's house was [robbed] last night.
02. The man who [robbed] the Central Bank yesterday afternoon has been caught by police.
03. Bina was [robbed] of her gold rings and necklace by an armed man while out shopping.
04. With the recent assassination of a leading government figure, the country was [robbed] of its best chance for peace.
05. Henderson was [robbed] of his gold medal by the brilliant performance of the Kenyan runner.
06. Armed [robbers] broke into the bank through the ventilation system.
07. The husband of a well-known novelist has been charged with armed [robbery], and assault with a deadly weapon.
08. Someone [robbed] the bank of over $50,000.
09. He committed a number of [robberies] throughout the city over a six-month period.
10. Lao-Tzu once remarked that the more laws and orders are made prominent, the more thieves and [robbers] there will be.
11. Eugene Debs once suggested that the class which has the power to rob upon a large scale has also the power to control the government, and legalize their [robbery].
12. Robin Hood [robbed] the rich to feed the poor.
13. There is a Malawian proverb which observes that however big the whale may be, the tiny harpoon can [rob] him of life.
14. There is an Italian proverb which notes that there is no [robber] worse than a bad book.
15. The biggest bank [robbery] in history occurred on January 22, 1976, when men stole $50 million from a British bank in the Middle East.
16. Someone once remarked, "Never let tomorrow's worries [rob] you of today's sunshine."
17. Anton Chekov once suggested that doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely [rob] you, whereas doctors [rob] you, and kill you too.

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