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clandestine
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Definition secret; or conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
  • She is involved in clandestine intelligence operations.
clandestine = secret or hidden

or:

done with or marked by hidden aims or methods
  • a clandestine interview in the back kitchen
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • a clandestine radio
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • clandestine = secret or hidden
  • Or union, without witness—secret— Clandestine—can be easily dissolved If we survive.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • clandestine = secret
  • Two days after our manifesto a "clandestine" radio started beaming to Terra.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • clandestine = hidden
  • 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
  • clandestine = done with hidden aims
  • 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
  • clandestinely = secretly
  • we've extracted them all from the clandestine archives,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • clandestine = hidden
  • 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
  • clandestine = secret (with a hidden objective)
  • 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
  • clandestine = secret
  • What's a clandestine radio when there are already clandestine Jews and clandestine money?
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • clandestine = secret or hidden
  • What's a clandestine radio when there are already clandestine Jews and clandestine money?
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • clandestine = secret or hidden
  • Whether the torments of absence were softened by a clandestine correspondence, let us not inquire.
    Austen, Jane  --  Northanger Abbey
  • Whether the torments of absence were softened by a clandestine correspondence, let us not inquire.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • 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
  • He suggested to Rieux that he should avail himself of this clandestine channel, and Rieux agreed to do so.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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

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