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furtive
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

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Definition
taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • Strange furtive noises ran among the bushes and reeds on either side of them;
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (92% in)
furtive = as though taking pains to avoid being observed
  • All the "great secrets" under the mountains had turned out to be just empty night: there was nothing more to find out, nothing worth doing, only nasty furtive eating and resentful remembering.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (58% in)

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