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adverb as in slyly

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Example Sentences

The labels are just one of Apple’s new policies to give users more privacy at the possible expense of the app economy, which largely relies on collecting and selling furtively acquired user data.

From Vox

We don’t understand what it’s made of or what its properties are, but it’s out there in the celestial background, furtively holding the Milky Way together.

I still remember, years ago, furtively kissing my girlfriend in my childhood bedroom at my family’s during the holidays.

First off, there’s a big difference between furtively flowed mouth sex with George Clooney and having sex with George Clooney.

From Ozy

I had barely seen another human for months, and those were mostly fellow face-masked shoppers on furtive grocery missions.

Afterward, Oswald develops the photographs at his job, furtively.

The appeal: they are “judgment-free zones where the like-minded can mingle freely and furtively.”

On the night of Feb. 11, 2011, Sherif Mansour walked onto his balcony, furtively lit a cigarette, and began to cry.

Schon, Michaele once furtively told me, was one of the true loves of her life.

“I think people are furtively hoping that Hillary runs,” she said.

Brisley and Gunn, standing very close together on the bottom step of the stair to the third floor, watched the police furtively.

On calm days there came sinister vessels that sneaked furtively among the fleet.

Her eyes, veiled behind the long lashes of their drooping lids, followed him furtively.

Cash would sit and watch him furtively; but Bud was too engrossed with his own misery to notice it.

Professor Theobald looked furtively round, as if seeking some one, or watching the effect of his conduct on Mrs. Temperley.


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On this page you'll find 85 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to furtively, such as: clandestinely, secretly, surreptitiously, by stealth, hush-hush, and in camera.

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