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used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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taking pains to avoid being observed


in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • He looked round him with a furtive and stealthy air, as one who dreads pursuit.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (73% in)
furtive = cautious
  • He walked very slowly and circumspectly, and there was something indescribably guilty and furtive in his whole appearance.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (88% in)

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