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used in The Iceman Cometh

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taking pains to avoid being observed


in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • He slinks in furtively, as if he were escaping from someone.
    Act 2 (48% in)
furtively = while taking pains to avoid being observed
  • Then he looks away and his expression becomes furtive and frightened.
    Act 1 (77% in)
  • Harry glances at him with helpless dread—then drops his eyes and looks furtively around the table.
    Act 2 (90% in)
  • While he is doing so, Jimmy, in a sick panic, sneaks to the bar and furtively reaches for Larry's glass of whiskey.
    Act 3 (70% in)

There are no more uses of "furtive" in The Iceman Cometh.

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