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secrete -- as in: secrete digestive juices
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  • The pancreas secretes insulin.
  • The snail secretes mucus as it travels.
  • He conditioned the dog to secrete saliva at the sound of the bell.
  • He has given me exactly ten Fritos and then secreted away the bag.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • How it’s totally secreted away up here.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Before the entire building froze, they managed to secrete the ymbrynes out through the roof.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • With all that worldly wisdom secreted in my memory, I was feeling pretty damn lucky.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Ben’s book I secreted away under the rafters, wrapped in canvas.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The soft buzz of conversation had faded as more and more bodies were secreted away.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I was so used to feeding Thomas, whose vegetables had to be mashed to a paste and hidden under mounds of potato, or secreted in bits of pasta.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • These were not the expressions of children who had been kidnapped and secreted away against their will.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Some ancient redesigning of the house had left a crawl space in that corner and we’d been secreting jewelry, silver coins, and other valuables there since the start of the occupation.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • She had secreted the package of figs in the loose inside hem of her striped smock.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Secretions on her thighs.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He began stealing shorter lengths of rope, secreting them away, then tying them together with his strongest Boy Scout knots.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Then a goose came forward and confessed to having secreted six ears of corn during the last year’s harvest and eaten them in the night.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • That rocky, misty summit, secreted in the clouds, was far more thrillingly awful and sublime than the crater of a volcano spouting fire. henry david thoreau,journal In the final postcard he sent to Wayne Westerberg, McCandless had written, "If this adventure proves fatal and you don’t ever hear from me again I want you to know you’re a great man.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • My biology textbook said that dogs can smell fear because of a chemical secreted by human glands in a state of duress, the same chemical a dog’s prey secretes.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • It appears Mrs Danvers has accused Robert of secreting a valuable ornament from the morning-room.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It happened in response to a warning alleochemical secreted by the trees that were under attack.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • He now had little doubt that four terrified cardinals had been secreted through here earlier.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Every space is filled with life: delicate, poisonous frogs war-painted like skeletons, clutched in copulation, secreting their precious eggs onto dripping leaves.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • As both parties secreted themselves, the woods were again as still and quiet as a mild summer morning and deep solitude could render them.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • But we elves discovered that coral is actually an exoskeleton secreted by minuscule animals that live inside the coral.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • In reply Boris wrote these lines: Aliment de poison d’une ame trop sensible, Toi, sans qui le bonheur me serait impossible, Tendre melancholie, ah, viens me consoler, Viens calmer les tourments de ma sombre retraite, Et mele une douceur secrete A ces pleurs que je sens couler.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Fortunately the entire squad was invisible, with the exception of Four, who was safely secreted in what appeared to be a rhododendron.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • History was secreted in the glands of a million historians.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • She was no longer the listless creature who had lived at his side in a state of sullen self-absorption, but a mysterious alien presence, an evil energy secreted from the long years of silent brooding.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • So like a choice casket is it secreted in him, that I have known some whalemen who peremptorily deny that the Sperm Whale has any other brain than that palpable semblance of one formed by the cubic-yards of his sperm magazine.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Your quill pen will be whalebone, your ink a juice secreted by cuttlefish or squid.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I proposed to make my way into the house, secrete myself upstairs, watch my opportunity, and when everything was quiet, rummage out a wig, mask, spectacles, and costume, and go into the world, perhaps a grotesque but still a credible figure.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Perhaps they’ll risk secreting a few lasguns with timing mechanisms aimed at house shields.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The third proceeded to barricade the doors and windows, then returned, and the three united in stifling the cries of terror incited by the sight of these preparations, and then dragged Assunta feet foremost towards the brazier, expecting to wring from her an avowal of where her supposed treasure was secreted.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I counted out three hundred and fifty sheets of corrasable bond from my mother’s stock in the hall closet, secreted away under a pile of old felt hats and clothes brushes and woolen scarves.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Sometimes, when I pushed off my boat in the morning, I disturbed a great mud-turtle which had secreted himself under the boat in the night.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He had collected four of her bobby-pins as assiduously as a squirrel collects nuts for the winter, and had secreted them under his mattress along with the pills.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • No one was ever able to discover how, and by what connivance, he succeeded in procuring, and secreting a bottle of wine, invented, so it is said, by Desrues, with which a narcotic is mixed, and which the band of the Endormeurs, or Sleep-compellers, rendered famous.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • With those words the passenger opened the coach-door and got in; not at all assisted by his fellow-passengers, who had expeditiously secreted their watches and purses in their boots, and were now making a general pretence of being asleep.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Almost the first remarkable thing I observed in Miss Murdstone was, her being constantly haunted by a suspicion that the servants had a man secreted somewhere on the premises.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • But whatever may be its basis, it is clear that a very large portion of it is furnished by certain glands, which pour out a viscid secretion.’
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The diamonds were sewed into her habit, and secreted in my Lord’s padding and boots.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • They were taken and secreted.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He secreted mirth on all occasions for special discharge at popular parties.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • I would like to take some small thing, the scrolled ashtray, the little silver pillbox from the mantel perhaps, or a dried flower: hide it in the folds ofmy dress or in my zippered sleeve, keep it there until this evening is over, secrete it in my room, under the bed, or in a shoe, or in a slit in the hard petit point FAITH cushion.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • As to her money, she first secreted it in odd corners, wrapped in a rag or an old curl-paper; but some of these hoards having been discovered by the housemaid, Eliza, fearful of one day losing her valued treasure, consented to intrust it to her mother, at a usurious rate of interest — fifty or sixty per cent.; which interest she exacted every quarter, keeping her accounts in a little book with anxious accuracy.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Yet he persisted, patiently elucidating the coats of the cell wall that caused a reaction in host tissue and helping to discover the half-dozen toxins secreted by the bacteria to break down tissue, spread infection, and destroy red cells.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • When she had to bring money home from the register, her skills at secreting it away were uncanny.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Smith had had enough and secreted the horse away to a new stall.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • We passed the bald eagle (which is also the nickname for the principal of our high school), the white-tailed deer, tahr goats, three white-bearded gnu, lions in a pit, one otter, a black leopard, a striped hyena ("a raider of graves"), two cheetahs that were fighting, four Bengal tigers, a Kodiak bear, an American bear, a polar bear, two hippos ("which secrete a fluid the color of blood all over their body"), an eight-ton bull elephant, and a giant anteater.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
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