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under cover

adverb as in clandestinely

adverb as in inside

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Example Sentences

Then, under cover of the night, they went out and confronted the Italians.

But under cover of this benign neglect, the region has dramatically changed, mostly for the better.

It's pure banana republic stuff, but American style, done under cover of law and legitimacy.

Priam the King humbles himself by risking everything, coming in by himself under cover of night.

American forces swept in after midnight Sunday, under cover of darkness.

He thus decoyed them away, and the fortunate couple were enabled to reach the British lines under cover of the darkness.

Two companies deployed over a swamp and went along the beach under cover of the Utah Battery.

We scanned the opposite side for sight of MacRae, but saw nothing of him; he kept close under cover.

During that night it crossed the Danube, under cover of the terrific thunderstorm which hid the French advance from the Austrians.

Under cover of this they crawled towards a large pond on which ducks were resting but by no means asleep.


On this page you'll find 628 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to under-cover, such as: classified, covert, furtive, hush-hush, mysterious, and obscure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.