Thesaurus / surreptitious
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Grandmother Penny and Mr. Spackles went to the circus in a more or less surreptitious manner.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
The house was but a small one, with no surreptitious closets or cupboards, or other hiding-places.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
She took a surreptitious glance at the profile of Captain Goritz.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
It was his first surreptitious taste of fame on the Atlantic coast, and not without its delight.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
She reflected quickly that he could not have known anything of her surreptitious trading with the peddler.
People that only noticed me before with a sort of surreptitious mockery now began to treat me with surprised respect.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
Nor, on the contrary, did I wish to give them an opportunity of putting a surreptitious bullet in me.
SHADOW, THE MYSTERIOUS DETECTIVEPOLICE CAPTAIN HOWARD
But that would afford by no means conclusive evidence that she had forged the surreptitious deed herself.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
The gift had been bestowed in such a surreptitious way that she felt it to be somehow a kind of secret.
THE BACKWOODSMENCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
WORDS RELATED TO SURREPTITIOUS
- on the QT
- on the quiet
- under wraps
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