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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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taking pains to avoid being observed


in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • A small patch of earth beneath its branches was packed hard from many fights and furtive crap games.
    p. 342.8
furtive = taking pains to avoid being observed
  • "Something furtive," Aunt Alexandra said.
    p. 293.3
  • furtive = hidden
  • "Nobody has much chance to be furtive in Maycomb," Atticus answered.
    p. 293.4
furtive = hiding things
There are no more uses of "furtive" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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