Sentences Containing 'clandestine'
If it could not be done with Mr. Mills's sanction and concurrence, I besought a clandestine interview in the back kitchen where the Mangle was.
'I am poorly qualified to judge of such matters,' replied Agnes, with a modest hesitation, 'but I certainly feel--in short, I feel that your being secret and clandestine, is not being like yourself.'
Stimulated by the silent monitor within, and by a no less touching and appealing monitor without--to whom I will briefly refer as Miss W.--I entered on a not unlaborious task of clandestine investigation, protracted--now, to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, over a period exceeding twelve calendar months."' He read this passage as if it were from an Act of Parliament; and appeared majestically refreshed by the sound of the words.
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::: perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
::: checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
::: execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
::: effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
::: importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
::: license - official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
::: febrile - feverish
::: ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy