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furtive
used in War and Peace

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Definition
taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • And with a furtive glance at his son's face, the count went out of the room....
    Book Four — 1806 (96% in)
  • Dron was disconcerted, glanced furtively at Alpatych and again lowered his eyes.
    Book Ten — 1812 (30% in)
  • While Denisov was talking to the esaul, Petya—abashed by Denisov's cold tone and supposing that it was due to the condition of his trousers—furtively tried to pull them down under his greatcoat so that no one should notice it, while maintaining as martial an air as possible.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (21% in)

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