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Word: surreptitious

Definition: done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden


Sentences Containing 'surreptitious'

Surreptitious smiles, at this, passed from one rascal to another, and they filled all the glasses, and whilst Backus honestly drained his to the bottom they pretended to do the same, but threw the wine over their shoulders.
The patient accuses his model of wanting to steal his job, wife, or identity, betraying against the grain the surreptitious alterity that moves through him.
Though the theatres were officially closed from 1642 to 1660, surreptitious performances occurred sporadically through the era.

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