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  • Ruth would watch them surreptitiously, peering over the top of her book.   (source)
    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.   (source)
  • Beside it was one of the nozzles that Mr. Caton had surreptitiously built.   (source)
    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.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • Through this book, which I surreptitiously took from a corner of our bookshelves when I was twelve years old, I discovered why I had no paternal grandparents and why my father never talked about his family.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly
  • Surreptitiously, I applied a fresh section of white towel to my wound, thinking that as soon as the bleeding stopped, I would take the late trolley back to the asylum.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • They got their drinking water some miles away, usually from a spigot outside a convenience store, surreptitiously filling the jugs that...   (source)
  • As Drew took a step toward the interior of the cafeteria toward the pyramid of milk cartons, Josie stuck out her foot surreptitiously so that he tripped, landing flat on his face.   (source)
    surreptitiously = in a manner not to be noticed
  • Had Judy managed to put together some surreptitious plot to get Mahtob and me out of Iran?   (source)
    surreptitious = secret
  • We returned to the lot separately, surreptitiously.   (source)
    surreptitiously = in a manner intended to not attract notice
  • began to load their four pieces of luggage into the wagon (into one of them Charity had surreptitiously placed all six of her snapshot albums).   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly
  • Jennifer spent part of the morning—when she was supposed to be finishing Pete's reports—surreptitiously making calls to utility companies.   (source)
  • I glanced surreptitiously again at the man in the other pannier.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • He studied the photograph surreptitiously and then closed the magazine and put it back where it belonged, on the top shelf.   (source)
  • You are surreptitious   (source)
    surreptitious = secretive (avoiding notice)
  • Helen eyed him surreptitiously as she nodded in Old Chao's direction.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • By which time, ROS has returned, tiptoeing with great import, ... points surreptitiously behind him-and a tight whisper:
    ROS: I say-he's there!   (source)
  • ...and then immediately afterwards gave quick surreptitious glances at each other.   (source)
    surreptitious = hidden (so as not to be seen)
  • ...looking up surreptitiously at me over his glasses.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly
  • The midwife surreptitiously confiscated the caul and later sold it to a sailor from the Brooklyn Navy Yard for two dollars.   (source)
  • ' As they pushed the door somebody raised a cue and surreptitiously pushed back one of the jefe's rings.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • they surreptitiously wipe away their tears with their cuffs and the corner of their cloaks.   (source)
  • In almost no time his flowing reasonings carried him to the point of even half believing he was doing Roxy a splendid surreptitious service in selling her "down the river."   (source)
    surreptitious = secret
  • The couple seated themselves on the opposite side, and intently but surreptitiously scrutinized her clothes.   (source)
    surreptitiously = in a manner that avoids notice
  • Knowing that punishing Louie would only provoke his defiance, Louise took a surreptitious route toward reforming him.†   (source)
  • I'd already done some preliminary, surreptitious packing — my jewel box, my photographs, Perennials for the Rock Garden and now I did the rest.†   (source)
  • When he could be surreptitious about it, Edgar filled the steel dish with kibble and set it behind the garden.†   (source)
  • In one tale or another, it arrives quietly in town and takes a room at an inn, or lurks in an alleyway, or lingers in the marketplace, surreptitiously.†   (source)
  • Lale takes a second helping of bread, looking at the prisoners around him who eat in silence, sharing no pleasantries, only surreptitious glances.†   (source)
  • Lilian followed Sylvia Oetting into the house, surreptitiously wiping her sweaty palms on her dress.†   (source)
  • While she flicked through her folder of papers, I gazed surreptitiously around the room.†   (source)
  • It was a chilling tableau, the more so because it was meant to be surreptitious.†   (source)
  • I surreptitiously touch the list in my pocket, thinking of the ones who can help Maven and me change the world.†   (source)
  • Glancing surreptitiously at her phone, Molly sees it's 4:15 —only fifteen minutes since she arrived.†   (source)
  • "Seven different kinds of cake," Judith counted surreptitiously.†   (source)
  • Eleanor sat with Park on the floor, leaning against the couch, and when he surreptitiously took her hand, she didn't pull away.†   (source)
  • I SURREPTITIOUSLY WATCHED MAXON THE next morning at breakfast.†   (source)
  • The food had arrived and I'd poured myself another large but surreptitious glass of champagne before they returned.†   (source)
  • Flora surreptitiously (The Criminal Element recommended surreptitious action at all possible junctures) removed the lid from the shoe box.†   (source)
  • The three Baudelaire youngsters looked at one another surreptitiously, a word which here means "while Aunt Josephine wasn't looking."†   (source)
  • Afterward, when we all take our seats, I surreptitiously wipe my hands against my pants.†   (source)
  • Even so, if he had been carrying on a surreptitious recolonization effort for years, the cost must have been staggering.†   (source)
  • As I walked down the aisle to introduce myself to the teacher and get my slip signed, I was watching him surreptitiously.†   (source)
  • One is a girl, American, young, fresh, direct, open, naive, flirtatious, maybe a little too much of each; the other is a man, also American but long resident in Europe, slightly older, jaded, worldly, emotionally closed, indirect, even surreptitious, totally dependent on the good opinion of others.†   (source)
  • Sometimes, though, we take surreptitious steps to get what we want.†   (source)
  • Hiro buttonholes a waiter and surreptitiously orders a pitcher of Pub Special, mixed half and half with nonalcoholic beer.†   (source)
  • They send cultural anthropologists into homes, stores, fast food restaurants, and other places where kids like to gather, quietly and surreptitiously observing the behavior of prospective customers.†   (source)
  • However, the possibility had already occurred to me that Mr Farraday was simply feigning indifference in order to minimize my embarrassment, and such a surreptitious delivery could be interpreted as complacency on my part towards my error - or worse, an attempt to cover it up.†   (source)
  • Surreptitiously, Clary checked the screen on her phone as she followed Jace down the hall to his room.†   (source)
  • Saeed's mother and father were both readers, and, in different ways, debaters, and they were frequently to be seen in the early days of their romance meeting surreptitiously in bookshops.†   (source)
  • One morning, arriving late to the scene, she found the girls giggling more surreptitiously than usual and she demanded to know the reason.†   (source)
  • She edged down the wall toward me, walking in a crouch, dragging her hands along the wall, stealing surreptitious glances over her shoulder.†   (source)
  • I looked around to see if I had a place to run, but before I did, he smiled at me and surreptitiously gave me the thumbs-up ANC salute and was gone.†   (source)
  • Zak, meanwhile, ignores the girl and glances surreptitiously at Helene.†   (source)
  • I fiddled with the garbage bag while I surreptitiously wiped the screwdriver like a maniac, trying to get rid of fingerprints.†   (source)
  • Then she saw a guard coming from the perimeter, summoned by walkie-talkie, and the younger kids were trying to go unnoticed, among the mirrored surfaces, somewhat comically, their eyeballs doing surreptitious scans, and they must have felt the pressure by now, the full weight of observation.†   (source)
  • Pippa sees the surreptitious handing off of folded paper.†   (source)
  • What they were really doing was satisfying their morbid curiosity by surreptitiously staring at the house where violent death had occurred.†   (source)
  • I try to surreptitiously check out my clothes and make sure nothing's where it shouldn't be and that I'm not flashing more than I'd originally planned.†   (source)
  • At the bottom of the staircase (where Artus surreptitiously closed a certain door), the companions laughed with relief and gratitude—happy sounds that ceased the moment they stepped free of the keep.†   (source)
  • Thanks to the surreptitious prayers of the women and children, as he himself admitted, he was alive and well and in full possession of his faculties, including his sense of humor.†   (source)
  • Yossarian wondered whether McWatt would now go to the operations tent to see Piltchard and Wren and request that Yossarian never be assigned to his plane again, just as Yossarian had gone surreptitiously to speak to them about Dobbs and Huple and Orr and, unsuccessfully, about Aarfy.†   (source)
  • And he would feed on her in surreptitious shadows.†   (source)
  • Then one day he realized that he was constantly being followed, bugged, and surreptitiously photographed in the street.†   (source)
  • I tear a piece of paper out of my notebook, write on it "Can you lend me twenty quid?" and pass it to Elly, who's still surreptitiously listening to her mobile phone.†   (source)
  • Very, very surreptitiously, I unfolded it and glanced down.†   (source)
  • At least four people were watching us, surreptitiously.†   (source)
  • After Salander's attack on Zalachenko, Björck had surreptitiously engaged Teleborian as an outside consultant to the Section.†   (source)
  • They were not wearing sunglasses, and while they chattered and laughed and encouraged their admirers, they glanced surreptitiously at Joe.†   (source)
  • Most of them are hidden behind redwood trees, which is great for surreptitious supply searching.†   (source)
  • She noticed another person who was intensely aware of Galt's presence: Hugh Akston glanced up at him once in a while, involuntarily, almost surreptitiously, as if struggling not to confess the loneliness of a long separation.†   (source)
  • Cain ignored me and strained to hear the voices of the cadre who were conducting a surreptitious "sweat party" in the fourth division shower room.†   (source)
  • All the women wore long black dresses and imported champagne was drunk surreptitiously from teacups.†   (source)
  • The wound was not that severe; the tape would hold it until he found a doctor somewhat more reliable than one who practiced surreptitiously in the Steppdeckstrasse.†   (source)
  • The summers were warm, and there were creeks and inlets and streams in the nearby woods where they could catch fish, surreptitiously, of course, because they weren't supposed to.†   (source)
  • When she was in her early teens, hearing from her more forward friends about the boys who reached for their hands at the movies, it was that enfolding clasp that she had envisioned, and the first date who surreptitiously threaded his fingers through hers had convinced her that hand-holding was not all it was cracked up to be.†   (source)
  • I've won over the family pet through the surreptitious slipping of food!†   (source)
  • It can surreptitiously encroach on the other branches.†   (source)
  • Mikhail pretended to check his e-mail on his mobile and while doing so surreptitiously snapped the blunt-headed man's photograph.†   (source)
  • "Oh, wow," one of the Glatun said, surreptitiously putting away his vibroknife.†   (source)
  • At this critical juncture none but the most self-assured of men, no matter how certain he may be of his privacy, can refrain from casting a surreptitious glance around to reassure himself that he really is alone.†   (source)
  • On August 5, 1867, President Johnson—convinced that the Secretary of War, whom he had inherited from Lincoln, Edwin M. Stanton, was the surreptitious tool of the Radical Republicans and was seeking to become the almighty dictator of the conquered South—asked for his immediate resignation; and Stanton arrogantly fired back the reply that he declined toresign before the next meeting of Congress.†   (source)
  • He must enter her surreptitiously, lifting the hem of her nightgown only to her navel.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • Harry looked surreptitiously through the doorways as they passed.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly
  • Eragon surreptitiously watched the elf, curious as to what he looked like without his clothes.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly (in a manner not to be noticed)
  • "I'll be more careful," I promised, surreptitiously crossing my fingers under the table.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly (not to be noticed)
  • I breathed in heavily and breathed out, then did a surreptitious 360.   (source)
    surreptitious = done secretly or in a manner that avoids notice
  • I received word, through surreptitious means that I dare not go into,   (source)
    surreptitious = secret
  • They joined the stream of witches and wizards moving toward the golden gates at the end of the hall, looking around as surreptitiously as possible, but there was no sign of the distinctive figure of Dolores Umbridge.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • To survive the ordeal, Collette and Pari surreptitiously pass each other a silver flask of cheap vodka.   (source)
  • You just drop one surreptitiously and it'll run off and make a nice loud noise out of sight, giving you a diversion if you need one.   (source)
    surreptitiously = without being noticed
  • She glanced down surreptitiously at her wrists as she fell into step behind him—they were ringed with red where his fingers had gripped her, and more strangely, her fingertips were smudged black, as if she had somehow stained them with ink.   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • Then one morning he dropped a white envelope on the seat beside her just before he got off the bus. She let it lie there all the way to her stop, but couldn't resist scooping it up as surreptitiously as possible when she stood to pull the cord.   (source)
    surreptitiously = in a manner intended not to be noticed
  • Lieutenant Dubosc managed to cast a surreptitious glance at his watch.   (source)
    surreptitious = done secretly or in a manner that avoids notice
  • ...gave him cornbread ... surreptitiously ... because the household did not have food for eating between meals   (source)
    surreptitiously = secretly or in a manner not to be noticed
  • It was another of my surreptitious schemes for extinguishing knighthood by making it grotesque and absurd.   (source)
    surreptitious = secret
  • Instead, he surreptitiously folded down the corner of the page.†   (source)
  • You are his heir?" asked Eragon, surreptitiously reaching for Zar'roc.†   (source)
  • Beside her, Dustfinger surreptitiously slipped a slice of ham into his backpack for Gwin's supper.†   (source)
  • Her fingers were wet with sweat and she dried them surreptitiously on her jeans.†   (source)
  • So Ruth surreptitiously handled some of the more resolvable problems.†   (source)
  • One of Capricorn's men picked them up and surreptitiously pocketed them.†   (source)
  • One or more people must have been using the tunnel to surreptitiously enter and exit Dras-Leona.†   (source)
  • I picked at my food, surreptitiously looking over at Dad.†   (source)
  • He read them surreptitiously on the bus and reread them several times back in his dorm.†   (source)
  • Though their glances were mostly surreptitious, he was aware of their attention.†   (source)
  • She noticed the occasional, surreptitious glances that people were throwing in their direction.†   (source)
  • No surreptitious feel-copping whatsoever.†   (source)
  • I bent down, pretended to tie my shoelace, and cast a surreptitious glance around.†   (source)
  • He surreptitiously slid his hand down and around Zar'roc's wire-wrapped hilt.†   (source)
  • He swore under his breath and surreptitiously punched a fist against the floor.†   (source)
  • The cache was also used surreptitiously by a pair of foxes who had their own den close by.†   (source)
  • He despairs of us, all of us, including the model, whose surreptitious gum chewing maddens him.†   (source)
  • I pulled one arm surreptitiously around my torso.†   (source)
  • Surreptitiously he pulled our American passports from his pocket.†   (source)
  • I hope they get hard at the sight of us and have to rub themselves against the painted barriers, surreptitiously.†   (source)
  • It was therefore a full week later — once they had surreptitiously obtained hairs from innocent Muggles who were Christmas shopping, and had practiced Apparating and Disapparating while underneath the Invisibility Cloak together — that Hermione agreed to make the journey.†   (source)
  • A few of them surreptitiously moved up past Snakeroot and built shacks along the fringe of the woods, hoping someday to be rehired.†   (source)
  • …named Jed, who sometimes spent Thanksgiving with us ("Your mother was the Queen of the Universe, as far as I was concerned"), and a slightly punked-out woman in an orange coat, named Kika, who told me how she and my mother —dead broke in the East Village—had thrown a wildly successful dinner party for twelve people for less than twenty dollars (featuring, among other things, cream and sugar packets lifted from a coffee bar, and herbs picked surreptitiously from a neighbor's windowbox).†   (source)
  • While Paul showed them one item of jewelry after another, he caught her giving him surreptitious glances.†   (source)
  • And once again Joel Cairo, the Fat Man, and Brigid O'Shaughnessy, having surreptitiously joined forces, drugged Spade's whiskey and headed for the wharf, their elusive quest finally within reach.†   (source)
  • You could see small black figures hurrying towards them from all sides on little matchstick legs, their frightened eyes glancing surreptitiously to left and right.†   (source)
  • Flora surreptitiously (The Criminal Element recommended surreptitious action at all possible junctures) removed the lid from the shoe box.†   (source)
  • As I watched her surreptitiously, I noticed that her immaculate hairstyle was now flecked with gray, her eyes as shadowed as my own.†   (source)
  • The revels were still going on out at the Camp Grounds, but not in any form you'd want to witness close up, as the surreptitious consumption of cheap liquor was now in full swing.†   (source)
  • From then on, the guard surreptitiously let Adel in and out provided he venture no farther than the edge of the orchards.†   (source)
  • My gaze slid slowly sideways from my glowing television screen until I gazed at him surreptitiously in the dim light of the little cabin.†   (source)
  • Then he looked around surreptitiously and said, "I'd rather have spared us the salute, but you know what people are like.†   (source)
  • Harry glanced around surreptitiously.†   (source)
  • He didn't seem on the verge of a fit or anything, but she surreptitiously unplugged the percolator on her way back to the table, just in case.†   (source)
  • "Right," said Harry, who had more pressing matters on his mind than Snapes detention, and now looked around surreptitiously for some indication of what Dumbledore was planning to do with him this evening.†   (source)
  • Surreptitiously, she looked around her.†   (source)
  • It was, however, eclipsed almost immediately by a glow of smugness at the thought that, deficient though he himself might be in the area of materializing out of fireplaces, there had never been a murder in any of the government departments under his charge… Not yet, anyway… While the Prime Minister surreptitiously touched the wood of his desk, Fudge continued, "But Blacks by-the-by now.†   (source)
  • While studying the guest onstage, he managed to surreptitiously watch the attractive blonde three rows up.†   (source)
  • I have no doubt that what I am searching for exists in each of the cities; they are too oldnot to contain surreptitious ways in and out through their walls.†   (source)
  • We look surreptitiously at the breasts of women on the street, of our teachers; though not of our mothers, that would be too close for comfort.†   (source)
  • As we settled into silence—me on the couch, Jane in the recliner—I found my gaze drawn surreptitiously toward her.†   (source)
  • And the whole time, I keep a surreptitious eye on Luke, sitting near the front row of chairs, on the bride's side (they're actually both the bride's side, given that, with the exception of his parents, his sister, and three former college buddies, the groom's side was pretty much empty until the bride's guests were urged to fill in the seats).†   (source)
  • As we stride off over the glossy floor, I surreptitiously run my gaze over Amy's trouser suit again—and find my eye landing on an Emporio Armani label.†   (source)
  • When I had completed filling out the white slip, I surreptitiously removed Pearce's note from my pocket, folded it twice, and handed it with the white slip to the Bear.†   (source)
  • As she speaks, I look around surreptitiously for these brothers of hers—Tribal men are notoriously protective of their unwed women, and I'm not looking for a fight.†   (source)
  • While we were surreptitiously hatching our plan, Major Kellerman himself appeared and walked into our lunch shed.†   (source)
  • Within minutes, he had secured the promise of a surreptitious meeting and disappeared before the L'Arche seniors rejoined their daughter.†   (source)
  • We have to do it surreptitiously.†   (source)
  • It is no easy feat to reach the Parlor undetected, especially from where Douglas Posey began his surreptitious entrance into our grand home.†   (source)
  • My agents were unable to ascertain the clan of the warriors, but that any of this council should attempt to surreptitiously marshal their forces whilst we are engaged in a meet to decide who should succeed King Hrothgar suggests motives of the darkest kind.†   (source)
  • Since he was a child, the boy had been making surreptitious journeys into town to borrow books, read the newspapers, and converse with the local schoolteacher, a fervent Communist who years later would be shot dead by a bullet between the eyes.†   (source)
  • Ekström surreptitiously scanned the stamp, which indicated that the document was top secret, and the registration number, which he at once identified as belonging to the Security Police.†   (source)
  • He should have realized from her plain, unrouged face, and her hair hanging loose down her back, and the obvious pride she took in her new grown-upness—most especially in her breasts, which she surreptitiously touched with her fingertips from time to time in a testing sort of way.†   (source)
  • If he was uncomfortable being watched surreptitiously, he probably hates being the center of attention in a stupid scenario like this.†   (source)
  • But the worst by far were Mom and Dad surreptitiously peeking over at me, obviously wondering how much I knew about the uprising.†   (source)
  • I later thought that at that moment, unknown to all of us, some power unknown to any of us, some arbiter of violence, was studying us surreptitiously, was opening up the barracks to the outside world, and all the beasts and centaurs and clumsy leviathans of that world, monster-eyed, deadly, impassioned, and famished for a chance to make a game of us, rushed invisibly to the center of the quadrangle for a glimpse of us, the four boys secretly in love with each other.†   (source)
  • As we talked I noticed several children and some of the adults casting surreptitious glances at the scat pails and at the enamel plate with its litter of hair and mouse bones.†   (source)
  • Weary of fighting the timidity of the soda company and the aerial bureaucracy, Nicolas became convinced that the balloon would never rise, unless he did it surreptitiously, which was impossible given the dimensions of his ship.†   (source)
  • Mr. Newton was there with Mike and Mr. Weber, Angela's father; they all were watching me more surreptitiously than the strangers.†   (source)
  • Yet from Heather and her bosses, he continued to endure a surreptitious scrutiny that seemed to be based on the assumption that he was engaged in some criminal enterprise or, at best, was on his way for a few days of unspeakable debauchery in Las Vegas.†   (source)
  • Cherryl unlocked the door and slipped in quietly, almost surreptitiously, as if hoping not to be seen or to see the place which was her home.†   (source)
  • There was the time Shari had to kill and dissect Mr. Jingles, her university-assigned lab rat, in order to pass advanced behavioral neuroscience, and Chaz urged her to spare Mr. Jingles by surreptitiously replacing him with a look-alike rat he found at PetSmart in the mall.†   (source)
  • She has spent half the exam time drawing surreptitious cartoons of various teachers in the school, which she shows to me on the way home, laughing her exaggerated laugh.†   (source)
  • The disheveled artist boy, whose name I have since learned—by surreptitiously glancing at the cover on his sketchbook—is Clay, was kind enough to give me an unsolicited short list of my best bets for solitude when he caught me trying the doors to the English wing again on the second day.†   (source)
  • As the last werecat in line passed Angela, he lifted a paw and took a surreptitious swipe at the strand of yarn that drooped from Angela's needles, just like a playful house cat might.†   (source)
  • At dinner that night I surreptitiously spooned through the rice, gathering up several black bugs in one helping, which I piled onto Moody's plate.†   (source)
  • As far as Joe was concerned, they might all be stage dressing, every one of them an agent of Teknologik or of institutions unknown, all watching him surreptitiously, snapping photographs of him with trick cameras concealed in their purses and attaché cases and tote bags, all conferring by hidden microphones as to whether he should be permitted to proceed or be gunned down on the spot.†   (source)
  • The rest of them were trying to do it surreptitiously, each attempting to catch a glimpse of the others without letting them catch his own glance.†   (source)
  • Nasuada had even gone to Elva and asked her if she would use her ability—which allowed her to sense other people's pain, as wellas any pain they were about to suffer in the immediate future—to overcome Murtagh or to surreptitiously gain entrance to the city.†   (source)
  • Moody had surreptitiously drained large sums of cash from our bank accounts before we came to Iran, but he was unwilling to liquidate all of our assets, for that would surely have alerted me to his plans.†   (source)
  • Barring a little surreptitious auto-erotism and homosexuality–absolutely nothing.†   (source)
  • The caution, the surreptitiousness, which had clothed it was now gone.†   (source)
  • And, surreptitiously, they watched each other.†   (source)
  • But, after all, he was as stimulating as—well, as a surreptitious glass of brandy!†   (source)
  • Again, surreptitiously, they watched each other.†   (source)
  • It happened that Pat Noonan offered Ellsworth a bag of jelly beans in exchange for a surreptitious peek at his test paper.†   (source)
  • Her face is calm and sullen, her eyes brooding and alert; within them I can see Peabody's back like two round peas in two thimbles: perhaps in Peabody's back two of those worms which work surreptitious and steady through you and out the other side and you waking suddenly from sleep or from waking, with on your face an expression sudden, intent, and concerned.†   (source)
  • So, surreptitiously, I took some of the biscuits from the platter and slipped them into my pocket, not to eat, but to keep as a bulwark against any possible attack of hunger.†   (source)
  • But Mr. Fitweiler had been surreptitiously pressing all the buttons under the top of his desk and employees of F & S began pouring into the room.†   (source)
  • From the impenetrable depths below, the dull marshy stench of surreptitious decay uncurled against his nostrils.†   (source)
  • More and more often, accustomed objects of my wardrobe disappeared, to be replaced by proclaimed or surreptitious gifts.†   (source)
  • "What a fool!" thought Scarlett bitterly, casting a surreptitious glance about her in the hope of being rescued from the conversation.†   (source)
  • —I see her writing at her table in London and the silver candlesticks, and the high carved chair with the claws and the pink seat; and the three-cornered brass ink pot; I wait in agony peeping surreptitiously behind the blind for her to come down the street, when she has been out late the lamps are lit and I am sure that she has been run over.†   (source)
  • He had been drinking very hard for a week—only I knew how hard—and drinking in a nervous, surreptitious way, totally unlike his old habit.†   (source)
  • His mild and wandering eye fastened on it with sudden attention, and as we passed through the hall he surreptitiously left his own on a side table.†   (source)
  • The dietitian was nothing to him yet, save a mechanical adjunct to eating, food, the diningroom, the ceremony of eating at the wooden forms, coming now and then into his vision without impacting at all except as something of pleasing association and pleasing in herself to look at-- young, a little fullbodied, smooth, pink-and-white, making his mind think of the diningroom, making his mouth think of something sweet and sticky to eat, and also pink-colored and surreptitious.†   (source)
  • There wasn't a sound except once the scrape of a cleat on the concrete when somebody surreptitiously moved his foot, once or twice the creak of harness when somebody shifted his position.†   (source)
  • Once at Salisbury, when the Fishers were neighbours, Vanessa, detesting them, and in particular Aunt Mary, who had viciously interfered, writing surreptitious letters addressed to Cope's studio, criticising her behaviour towards George and Jack—when Vanessa refused to visit them, and cut them in the street, Thoby pronounced one of his rare impressive judgements.†   (source)
  • But most came just to touch the boughs and surreptitiously pinch a fingerful of spruce needles together to release the fragrance.†   (source)
  • Nolan," he said, surreptitiously referring to the slip of paper on which the orderly had written her name and address, "I sympathize with you in your great grief.†   (source)
  • But it was the part she did not read that tormented Scarlett, that drove her to surreptitious reading of her sister-in-law's mail.†   (source)
  • At the time he had given surreptitious tugs to the string himself.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Carey looked at Philip surreptitiously now and then, but the Vicar elaborately ignored him.†   (source)
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