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verb as in hide; move stealthily

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The last six months have been a stark reminder of the brutality that lurks at the boundaries of civilized society.

That insight alone should make us aware of what lurks beneath all our anxieties, sexual dread included.

But it turns out that just 63 light years away, there lurks a similarly colored planet.

So the worst of Palestinian unrest still lurks on the horizon, with grave implications for the PA and for Israel.

Congress drafts, but the administrators fill in the details - and the details, as the saying goes, are where the devil lurks.

Night is the time that the Devil has his fling, and evil lurks behind everything that is beautiful and enchanting.

Behind each of those tiny garret windows lurks life—life in its most elemental costume.

The beauty of the tropics is marred somewhat for me; under all the fresh splendor of color death lurks in brilliant tints.

It has come into that peril which no great truth escapes—the danger that lurks in the house of its friends.

He felt better, and glad to have understood, to have detected himself, to have unmasked the other which lurks in us.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lurks, such as: skulk, crouch, prowl, creep, snoop, and slink.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.