toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

furtive
used in Gone with the Wind

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • Ellen finished and Gerald, who could never find his beads at prayer time, began furtively counting his decade on his fingers.
    1.4 (65% in)
  • She looked furtively around her, as the treacherous, blasphemous thoughts rushed through her mind, fearful that someone might find them written clearly upon her face.
    2.9 (35% in)
  • He looked up furtively as she entered.
    2.10 (84% in)
  • This house was something that the matrons of Atlanta whispered about furtively and ministers preached against in guarded terms as a cesspool of iniquity, a hissing and a reproach.
    4.37 (93% in)
  • I find it possible to treat them as normal creatures and not look at the ground or the sky or anywhere else in the universe except their waist lines—and then cast at them those furtive glances I've always thought the height of indecency.
    4.38 (86% in)
  • They had never heard that prayer and they looked furtively at each other as the O'Hara girls, Melanie and the Tara servants gave the response: "Pray for us, now and at the hour of our death.
    4.40 (33% in)
  • There was a furtive uneasiness about him.
    4.44 (43% in)

There are no more uses of "furtive" in Gone with the Wind.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®