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There had been in her movement a sort of perfection of surreptitiousness that was animal.

And, indeed, the quiet of the streets had a suggestion of surreptitiousness.

Sarrion rode up to the gate and rang a bell, which clanged with a sort of surreptitiousness just within.

I instantly told all to Stanton, who was almost ignorant of Franklin's surreptitiousness.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin surrepticius "stolen, furtive, clandestine," from surreptus, past participle of surripere "seize secretly," from sub "from under" (hence, "secretly") + rapere "to snatch" (see rapid). Related: Surreptitiously.

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