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How to use covertly in a sentence
Do it in an obvious wayDon’t try to record covertly or hide away your camera, experts say.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILM POLICE. HERE’S HOW TO DO IT EFFECTIVELY — AND SAFELY.GEOFFREY FOWLERAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Harassing a pregnant Republican House member so often that she covertly changed desks.NORTH DAKOTA’S HOUSE EXPELLED A MEMBER FOR THE FIRST TIME. WOMEN ACCUSED HIM OF ‘DISTURBING’ HARASSMENT.ANDREA SALCEDO, TIM ELFRINKMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Harrison said that the officers had body-worn cameras but that because they were in covert capacity, it is not known whether the cameras were on them or turned on during the exchange of gunfire.BALTIMORE POLICE FATALLY SHOT PERSON WHO FIRED AT OFFICERS, COMMISSIONER SAYSEMILY DAVIESNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
He half-turned, once in a while, to cast a covertly-admiring glance at the young officers seated at their rear.UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
Once June saw him covertly looking at his watch and she put both hands to her throat—stifled.THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
Finkenstein and Kalkstein were always covertly rather of the Queen's party, and now stand reprimanded, and in marked disfavor.HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Having joined forces, all three of the plotters had advanced covertly upon Matt and Chub.MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
WORDS RELATED TO COVERTLY
- behind closed doors
- behind someone's back
- by stealth
- in camera
- in confidence
- in holes and corners
- in secret
- in strict confidence
- on the Q.T.
- on the quiet
- on the sly
- under the table
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