furtiveness


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  • noun

Synonyms for furtiveness

the act of proceeding slowly, deliberately, and secretly to escape observation

Synonyms for furtiveness

a disposition to be sly and stealthy and to do things surreptitiously

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Hajou said: "Inherent among the gentle strokes and original colouring of the paintings, are tales of beauty and love, fear and solitude, forgiveness and understanding, anxiety and furtiveness, freedom and dependence.
Some of these inch around with an insectoid furtiveness close to the floor, while others, more vertically oriented, respond to viewers' footsteps like ultrasensitive antennae.
The clerk, feigning furtiveness, would reach under the counter and produce The Tropic of Capricorn or Max and the White Phagocytes.
3) Although they could be seen as emanations of the sleeping and dreaming mind here, their behavior is wholly independent of the adults: their playful furtiveness instead suggests autonomous creatures that are free only when the house is asleep.
If you're wondering why an antispyware publisher would offer its product not only without an evaluation time limit but at no cost, consider this: If users like the free product, they are apt to pay for the upgraded personal version; in some instances, they will recommend that their employers buy the much more expensive enterprise edition for the whole company So, ironically, they too use software as a marketing tool--but without malicious furtiveness.
The metaphor strengthens because of the secrecy and furtiveness of encounters in academia.
So clutching our bottles of Heineken with the furtiveness of fifth formers smuggling cider on to the school trip bus, we joined the melee.
After years of furtiveness and hopelessness, not even in his wildest dreams could he ever have believed the day would come when he'd be able to laugh, hold hands and joke publicly with the woman he loves.
That if he can have a moment of sensual pleasure, in his furtiveness, then I can zone away the world for a while" (qtd.
With our canoes side by side, I found myself sitting less than two feet from Michael, who smoked a cigarette with an addict's intensity and also a furtiveness that seemed to suggest a desire to conceal it.
They illustrate rather literally what Hayakawa has referred to as the underlying furtiveness with which we move into our more stately mansions, disturbed by an uneasy feeling that we have lost our homes.
Indeed, numerous accounts began to paint the ballplayers as the victims of the chicanery and furtiveness of the "professional gambler.
The unlikelihood of their finding a place where the two of them can be happy is indicated not only by the darkness of the carriage and the furtiveness of all these meetings, but by Ellen's realistic remarks ("Where is that country?
Doubtless Polanski invests in Wladek his own memories of witness, fight, and urgent furtiveness.