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furtive
used in The Two Towers

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Definition taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • They were speaking low and furtively, but they were near, and coming nearer.
    4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (62% in)
furtively = while taking pains to avoid being heard
  • Out of the shadows the hobbits peeped, gazing back down the slope: little furtive figures that in the dim light looked like elf-children in the deeps of time peering out of the Wild Wood in wonder at their first Dawn.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Uruk-Hai (95% in)
  • ' As furtively as scouts within the campment of their enemies, they crept down on to the road, and stole along its westward edge under the stony bank, grey as the stones themselves, and soft-footed as hunting cats.
    4.7 -- Book 4 Chapter 7 -- Journey to the Cross-roads (90% in)

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