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surreptitious
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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done secretly or in a manner that avoids notice
  • When the sound subsided, the silence through the house was deep, dreary, and oppressive, notwithstanding that the tongues of many of the guests had already been loosened by a surreptitious cup or two of wine or spirits.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (38% in)

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