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She is involved in clandestine intelligence operations.
  secret; or conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
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  • She is involved in clandestine intelligence operations.
  • a clandestine interview in the back kitchen
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • I’m thinking about Plutarch showing off his pretty, one-of-a-kind watch to me. There was something strange about it. Almost clandestine.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Or union, without witness—secret— Clandestine—can be easily dissolved If we survive.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac

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  • a clandestine radio
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I never yet encountered the mere mathematician ... who did not clandestinely hold it as a point of his faith that...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • The school itself was a secret place; while the authorities allowed the refugees to live citizenless in the camps, they forbade them to conduct schools, making education clandestine, carried out under guard.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • we’ve extracted them all from the clandestine archives,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Two days after our manifesto a "clandestine" radio started beaming to Terra.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Comrade Mundt made a clandestine journey to Finland—once more allegedly in the interests of the Abteilung.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

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  • Dueling could also be profitable in a small way, as there was a bit of clandestine betting.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I showed Nathan the next morning, the two of us stooping furtively over our coffees in the kitchen as if we were doing something properly clandestine.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Kate would have loved to sneak down to the culvert again, but this was not a clandestine operation.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Clandestine.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I tried to imply clandestine dealings with a high occupation official.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Most of the remaining 35,000—clandestine denizens of the so-called interghetto—dwelt in despair amid the ruins like hunted animals.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In a secret place inside his cell, Harris stored the tools of his clandestine translating trade.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Gladly partook of any clandestine eating on the part of my mother.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • More than once, Laila had wondered what the Taliban would do about Kaka Zaman’s clandestine lessons if they found out.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • I arranged clandestine rendezvous and slipped away from home, and, of course, someone would inform my father that I’d been spotted on the streets somewhere.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Goldstein was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Lieutenant Scheisskopf’s preparations were elaborate and clandestine.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • That opening of the door which I had heard after I had returned to my room might mean that he had gone out to keep some clandestine appointment.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • There was already a substantial underground facility here, developed over centuries to be either a clandestine refuge for government leaders in time of war or a last resort for humanity if life above became unlivable.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The attached seminary has a well-documented history of unorthodoxy and was once the clandestine meeting hall for numerous secret societies.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • If it had been Sid, she would have had no misgivings to alloy her delight; but since it was Tom, she watched the bottle clandestinely.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • You say you were Mrs de Winter’s prospective husband, and that you held clandestine meetings with her in that cottage on the beach.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • We somehow had to get out into those infamous mountain passes and put a stop to this clandestine infiltration of faceless tribal warriors making their way across the border, doggedly, silently, prepared to fight at the drop of a turban.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • A sizable area had been walled off for his clandestine practices.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Bigger’s eyes skimmed the words: "clandestine meetings offered opportunities for abduction,"
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • They had arrived with clean hands, or so it seemed, after no traffic with the merely curious and clandestine.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Let’s face it, these two clandestine lovers are hardly babes in the woods.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • It was against the rules for normal people —human people like me and Charlie — to know about the clandestine world full of myths and monsters that existed secretly around us.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • If it could not be done with Mr. Mills’s sanction and concurrence, I besought a clandestine interview in the back kitchen where the Mangle was.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Whether the torments of absence were softened by a clandestine correspondence, let us not inquire.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • THE SINS OF THE PAST: (In a medley of voices) He went through a form of clandestine marriage with at least one woman in the shadow of the Black church.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Had her eyes filled with tears when she realized that Misery and Geoffrey, far from having a clandestine affair behind the back of the man they both loved, were giving him the greatest gift they could , a child he would believe to be his own?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • But from what he had that afternoon observed in the man referred to, the suspicion of something clandestine going on had advanced to a point less removed from certainty.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The dauntless grandmother, who had reached a hundred years of age managing a small, clandestine brothel, did not trust therapeutic superstitions, so she turned the matter over to her cards.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • And the spoyling a man of his goods, by Terrour of death, or wounds, than by clandestine surreption.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Moreover, a clandestine life shared with a man who was never completely hers, and in which they often knew the sudden explosion of happiness, did not seem to her a condition to be despised.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "Is it alive?" said Maggie, whose imagination had settled for the moment on the idea that Tom kept a ferret clandestinely.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • She was not a keeper of secrets, at least not until her death fears drove her into a frenzy of clandestine research and erotic deception.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • No one else is there, which gives him a sensation of clandestine pleasure.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • It was not an Opera night, and no one was giving a party, so that Beaufort’s outing was undoubtedly of a clandestine nature.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • I still had a number of clandestine meetings in the city and townships that evening.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • But Lavinia will take it up, and talk to her about it; perhaps, even, if her taste for clandestine operations doesn’t prevail with her, she will talk to me about it.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Cadets become clandestine but brilliantly imaginative masturbators of a very high order.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Smith asked Marcela to see what she could do about Seabiscuit’s clandestine munching.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • If he could come to some understanding with her, perhaps she would meet him in some clandestine way and thus obviate all possibility of criticism.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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