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furtive
used in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Definition
taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
  • Well, it was touching to see the queen blush and smile, and look embarrassed and happy, and fling furtive glances at Sir Launcelot that would have got him shot in Arkansas, to a dead certainty.
    Chapter 3 (41% in)
furtive = taking pains to avoid being observed
  • ...and coldest of runlets went frisking and gossiping over its reefs and making a sort of whispering music, comfortable to hear; and at times we left the world behind and entered into the solemn great deeps and rich gloom of the forest, where furtive wild things whisked and scurried by and were gone before you could even get your eye on the place where the noise was; and where only the earliest birds were turning out and getting to business with a song here and a quarrel yonder and a...
    Chapter 12 (13% in)
  • In the first place, it was a furtive, underhand blow at this nonsense of knight errantry, though nobody suspected that but me.
    Chapter 16 (10% in)
  • The woman crept near and looked on, eagerly, lovingly, but timorously,—like one who fears a repulse; indeed, she tried furtively to touch the man's forehead, and jumped back, the picture of fright, when I turned unconsciously toward her.
    Chapter 17 (77% in)

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