Thesaurus / sub-rosa
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Harry was Aunty Rosa's one child, and Punch was the extra boy about the house.
Aunty Rosa sat him upon a table and told him that A B meant ab.
Unless perhaps, as Aunty Rosa seemed to imply, they had sent secret orders.
Aunty Rosa had hidden a light cane behind her, and Punch was beaten then and there over the shoulders.
Aunty Rosa had credited him in the past with petty cunning and stratagem that had never entered into his head.
He was thrashed at home by Aunty Rosa on the same count, and then the placard was produced.
This he did till an evil day when Aunty Rosa pounced upon him unawares and told him that he was "acting a lie."
Aunty Rosa stitched it between his shoulders and bade him go for a walk with it upon him.
Habet Rimbegui ostia sua sub gradu quadragesimo tertio cum besse.
But that sin was of small importance compared to the other revelations, so darkly hinted at by Aunty Rosa.
WORDS RELATED TO SUB-ROSA
- on the QT
- on the quiet
- under wraps
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