surreptitious


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Synonyms for surreptitious

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trickily secret

Synonyms for surreptitious

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

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She stole a surreptitious glance at him, but he, too, seemed to have been caught up by Rose's gay, good humor.
Tess's feminine hope--shall we confess it?--had been so obstinately recuperative as to revive in her surreptitious visions of a domiciliary intimacy continued long enough to break down his coldness even against his judgement.
Borthrop Trumbull-- nothing more than a sincere sense of his own merit, which, he was aware, in case of rivalry might tell against competitors; so that if Peter Featherstone, who so far as he, Trumbull, was concerned, had behaved like as good a soul as ever breathed, should have done anything handsome by him, all he could say was, that he had never fished and fawned, but had advised him to the best of his experience, which now extended over twenty years from the time of his apprenticeship at fifteen, and was likely to yield a knowledge of no surreptitious kind.
In the first ecstasy of having a garden all my own, and in my burning impatience to make the waste places blossom like a rose, I did one warm Sunday in last year's April during the servants' dinner hour, doubly secure from the gardener by the day and the dinner, slink out with a spade and a rake and feverishly dig a little piece of ground and break it up and sow surreptitious ipomaea, and run back very hot and guilty into the house, and get into a chair and behind a book and look languid just in time to save my reputation.
Winkle should be understood as distinctly pledging himself not to resort to the window, fireplace, or other surreptitious mode of escape in the meanwhile.
When the sound subsided, the silence through the house was deep, dreary, and oppressive, notwithstanding that the tongues of many of the guests had already been loosened by a surreptitious cup or two of wine or spirits.
At the time he had given surreptitious tugs to the string himself.
By this simple accident, he reflected, as, helping the good work along with an occasional surreptitious leg-stroke, he was towed shorewards, there had been formed an acquaintanceship, if nothing more, which could not lightly be broken.
There was to be a certain little wedding in which Raffles and I took a surreptitious interest.
Quickly I fitted an arrow now that I might be ready at the next attack, and as I did so I looked down at the girl, so that I surprised her in a surreptitious glance which she was stealing at me; but immediately, she again covered her face with her hands.
The rule should further provide that no board meeting may be taped in a "surreptitious manner," and the rule should define what that means.
The surge in surreptitious recording was highlighted last month with the revelation of the secret White House recordings, reportedly up to 200, by ousted Trump administration aide Omarosa Manigault Newman.
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo's knowledge of the 'surreptitious investigation' conducted by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on the supposed Laguna outing while they were in the dark confirmed her access to inside information from the tribunal, Marcos' spokesman, Atty.
Dan din - surreptitious (the way the whole shebang was arranged); bowo a pheswch - forelock tugging (shame on everyone present).
The Bill will tackle a gap in the law concerning surreptitious photographs taken up women's skirts without their knowledge or consent.