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synonyms for slyly

  • shrewdly
  • craftily
  • cunningly
  • foxily
  • furtively
  • insidiously
  • intelligently
  • secretly
  • shiftily
  • stealthily
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How to use slyly in a sentence

A well-chosen image — even the most over-obvious one you can possibly think of — can slyly push us into a kind of dreamlike state, slipping past our conscious mind and burrowing down to our subconscious.
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Sandground liked to tell stories that slyly doubled as publicity.
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SDG&E slyly allows the fiction to persist that it pays the franchise fees, though at least one City Council member noted that nearly all of that money is collected from us – SDG&E’s customers.
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That is,' he slyly added, 'unless your father has already made a will, disinheriting you.'
THE STAIRCASE AT THE HEARTS DELIGHTANNA KATHARINE GREEN (MRS. CHARLES ROHLFS)
She moves slyly among the bracken, and her exquisite scent serves to guide her unerringly as she works up wind.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
There was Old Slade, from over on the bluff opposite, slyly cutting a sliver of salt fish from one in the bale upon which he sat.
THE RIVAL CAMPERS AFLOATRUEL PERLEY SMITH
Adelaide turned her quiet face, unflushed, unruffled, and neither laughed sillily nor looked slyly.
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Barbara glanced at his thoughtful, strong face from under the edge of her picture-hat, which slyly she had rearranged.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
No doubt, too, he would not have allowed anybody else to suggest that Wales might slyly open a back-door into England.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
In the course of a few moments, Tinker returned and passed something slyly into Mr. Mole's hand.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
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WORDS RELATED TO SLYLY

  • by stealth
  • clandestinely
  • furtively
  • hush-hush
  • in camera
  • in holes and corners
  • on the Q.T.
  • on the quiet
  • on the sly
  • privately
  • secretly
  • slyly
  • stealthily
  • sub-rosa
  • surreptitiously
  • under wraps
  • undercover
  • wildcat
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.