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taking pains to avoid being observed


in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • It had seemed that way in the kitchen, when they'd hung their heads and eyed me with furtive guilt.
    Chapter 27 (61% in)
furtive = taking pains to avoid being observed (in this case, looking at her without wanting to be seen looking)
  • I tried to read the strange expressions on their faces as they forced grins onto their lips and peeked furtively back at me.
    Chapter 26 (45% in)

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