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surreptitious

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Definition done secretly or in a manner that avoids notice
  • She stole a surreptitious glance at him.
surreptitious = done secretly or in a manner that avoids notice
  • a surreptitious glance at the clock
  • The couple seated themselves on the opposite side, and intently but surreptitiously scrutinized her clothes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • surreptitiously = in a manner that avoids notice
  • Beside it was one of the nozzles that Mr. Caton had surreptitiously built.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • surreptitiously = secretly
  • We returned to the lot separately, surreptitiously.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • surreptitiously = in a manner intended to not attract notice
  • ...looking up surreptitiously at me over his glasses.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • surreptitiously = secretly
  • Meggie saw her mother take a piece of paper from the pocket of her dress and surreptitiously press it into Dustfinger's hand.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • I received word, through surreptitious means that I dare not go into,
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • surreptitious = secret
  • Laila meant this less as a joke than as a surreptitious entry into another line of talk,
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • surreptitious = done in a manner that avoids notice
  • By which time, ROS has returned, tiptoeing with great import, ... points surreptitiously behind him-and a tight whisper:

    ROS: I say-he's there!
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • I glanced surreptitiously again at the man in the other pannier.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • I breathed in heavily and breathed out, then did a surreptitious 360.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • surreptitious = done secretly or in a manner that avoids notice
  • Jennifer spent part of the morning—when she was supposed to be finishing Pete's reports—surreptitiously making calls to utility companies.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • surreptitiously = secretly
  • they surreptitiously wipe away their tears with their cuffs and the corner of their cloaks.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • Eragon surreptitiously strung his bow.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • surreptitiously = secretly (in a manner not to be noticed)
  • To survive the ordeal, Collette and Pari surreptitiously pass each other a silver flask of cheap vodka.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • ...gave him cornbread ... surreptitiously ... because the household did not have food for eating between meals
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • Surreptitiously, Denver pinches a piece of Beloved's skirt between her fingers and holds on.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • Eragon surreptitiously watched the elf, curious as to what he looked like without his clothes.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • surreptitiously = secretly (in a manner not to be noticed)
  • It was another of my surreptitious schemes for extinguishing knighthood by making it grotesque and absurd.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
surreptitious = secret

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