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The prison romance was strengthened with the exchange of furtive signs and body language that both developed through the glass of the door and a window.
LOCKED UP IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY: PART IIMICHAEL K. LAVERSJULY 14, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The problem is, she’s already spent that money on furtive, ritualistic binge-and-purge sessions whose secrecy she ensures by checking into a local motel.
POP CULTURE IS FINALLY GETTING OVER THE GIRLBOSS HEROINE. WHAT COMES NEXT?JUDY BERMANJUNE 17, 2021TIME
I’d been looping a fan edit of every furtive look between Anakin and Padme for four hours straight when the recall notification came through.
FICTION: UNPAIREDTIM MAUGHANAPRIL 28, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It fully embraces the many YA and fantasy tropes that fill its story—furtive and longing glances between friends!
NETFLIX’S ‘SHADOW AND BONE’ IS A CHAOTIC, CONFOUNDING, TOTALLY ENGROSSING RIDELAURA BRADLEYAPRIL 23, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
In its place, he and a small team created a wearable wireless video camera that record footage from his point of view—complete with furtive glances and eye blinks.
IN PICTURES: UP CLOSE WITH TRANSHUMANISTSKATIE MCLEANFEBRUARY 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Aristide suddenly bethought him of the furtive masquer of the night before.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Garnache had been all eyes for some furtive sign, some whispered word; but he had surprised neither.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The first evening we went to it, and he, unobserved, made furtive sketches of the most prominent people and the prettiest girls.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Dorothy again caught the furtive glance of the woman's evil eyes, and recoiled from it as if she had trodden upon a snake.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Twice had Le Pontois taken furtive glances at the stranger whose lined brow was so extraordinarily familiar.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
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WORDS RELATED TO FURTIVE

  • clandestine
  • concealed
  • crafty
  • crooked
  • cunning
  • deceptive
  • devious
  • dirty-dealing
  • dishonest
  • dishonorable
  • disingenuous
  • duplicitous
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • guileful
  • hush-hush
  • indirect
  • insidious
  • oblique
  • on the QT
  • on the quiet
  • secret
  • secretive
  • shady
  • shifty
  • slippery
  • sly
  • sneaking
  • sneaky
  • stealthy
  • sub-rosa
  • surreptitious
  • treacherous
  • tricky
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • under wraps
  • undercover
  • underhanded
  • unethical
  • unfair
  • unjust
  • unscrupulous
  • wily
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