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covert -- as in: a covert plan
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Bleak House
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  • So I tell him honourably (you are to know I have written to him about all this) that we are at issue and that we had better be at issue openly than covertly.
  • Jo, shaking and chattering, slowly rises and stands, after the manner of his tribe in a difficulty, sideways against the hoarding, resting one of his high shoulders against it and covertly rubbing his right hand over his left and his left foot over his right.

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  • covert intelligence gathering
  • covert funding for the rebels

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