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  • a way of hiding from the youth, a furtiveness of person and motives that no eye could penetrate.
  • But off the main way, Count Fenring and his lady noted the rubbish heaps, the scabrous brown walls reflected in the dark puddles of the streets, and the furtive scurrying of the people.
  • Paul saw the bird-bright eyes of the Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam glaring beneath her black hood, and beside her the narrow furtiveness of Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen.
  • Fenring was one of the might-have-beens, an almost Kwisatz Haderach, crippled by a flaw in the genetic pattern — a eunuch, his talent concentrated into furtiveness and inner seclusion.

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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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