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furtive
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Lord of the Flies
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  • For a moment his movements were almost furtive.
  • There was a slight, furtive boy whom no one knew, who kept to himself with an inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy.
  • Jack himself shrank at this cry with a hiss of indrawn breath, and for a minute became less a hunter than a furtive thing, ape-like among the tangle of trees.
  • "Be sucking my thumb next—" He looked round, furtively.
  • In the silence, and standing over the dry blood, they looked suddenly furtive.

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  • She watched me in a furtive manner—trying to hide her interest.
  • Later she said she was just trying to figure out whose phone it was, but she looked around furtively before she began reading my text messages.

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