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used in Lord of the Flies

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taking pains to avoid being observed


in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • For a moment his movements were almost furtive.
    p. 57.0
furtive = taking pains to avoid being observed
  • There was a slight, furtive boy whom no one knew, who kept to himself with an inner intensity of avoidance and secrecy.
    p. 22.0
  • Jack himself shrank at this cry with a hiss of indrawn breath, and for a minute became less a hunter than a furtive thing, ape-like among the tangle of trees.
    p. 49.2
  • He looked round, furtively.
    p. 109.9
  • In the silence, and standing over the dry blood, they looked suddenly furtive.
    p. 137.2

There are no more uses of "furtive" in Lord of the Flies.

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