other words for secretly
- behind closed doors
- by stealth
- in camera
- in confidence
- in holes and corners
- in secret
- in strict confidence
- on the QT
- on the quiet
- on the sly
- sub rosa
- under the table
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The companies aren’t likely to reveal all the tricks and commercial secrets they used to make the vaccines, says Sanjay Mishra, a protein chemist and data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Then there’s Jimin’s plaintive, cheery tenor, which always turns him into the cuddliest, secret-keeping member of your slumber party.
She starts keeping a lot of secrets from her mother, an academic secretary.
In college, I remember thinking if a celebrity like Diana can keep a secret like that, I can do it and no one will notice.
I wished Zelda would have been as vital and essential as Link throughout the story and that she would have revealed more secrets about herself, but that wasn’t to be for most of the game.
Setting aside the specifics of what was actually said between Camilla and Diana, Charles’s affair with his eventual second wife was an open secret, as were Diana’s flings later on.
It’s an open secret no one wants exposed, least of all the teenagers doing the work.
The secret, he says, is to par-cook them first just to about al dente before putting them on.
Scientists are just starting to uncover the secrets of avian evolution hidden in the genomes.
Judge Ronald Styn wrote in his order that he wasn’t swayed by the county’s arguments for keeping the information secret.
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