Definition of Embezzling:
Some historians tell us, however, that he was deceived by his father- in- law, Scipio, who with the intention of embezzling and converting to his own use the greater part of the treasure which Pompeius brought from Asia, urged him to fight as soon as possible, as though there was likely to be a scarcity of money.- "Plutarch's Lives Volume III.", Plutarch.
When Hypereides rose and asked Phokion when he would advise the Athenians to go to war; " When," answered he, " I see young men willing to observe discipline, the rich subscribing to the expenses, and the orators leaving off embezzling the public funds."- "Plutarch's Lives Volume III.", Plutarch.
We cannot help mentioning a circumstance here, though we doubt it will appear very unnatural and incredible to our reader; which is, that, notwithstanding the former character and behaviour of Heartfree, this story of his embezzling was so far from surprizing his neighbours, that many of them declared they expected no better from him.- "The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great", Henry Fielding.