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surreptitiously

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a surreptitious manner; stealthily, furtively, secretly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a surreptitious manner; by stealth; in an underhand way.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a surreptitious manner

Etymologies

From surreptitious +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If you see a group show up, take their picture, surreptitiously is safer because some of these thugs will hurt you.

    Stopping the stealing of New Jersey. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Now she has realised that by continuing dishonesty Blair and then Flash have succeeded in surreptitiously nudging the state forward but have forfeited the debate, which they have lost.

    Kill The Pig .....humanely

  • His clothes were rough and half soaked by the rain that had been falling, while it became apparent as we talked that he had landed surreptitiously from a Dutch fishing-boat early that morning and had not dared to show himself.

    The Golden Face A Great 'Crook' Romance

  • Babylon "-- (a title surreptitiously accorded Percival by the unforgiving lady) -- before committing herself too deeply to the enterprise.

    West Wind Drift

  • SANCHEZ: Does it bother you that the information was gathered surreptitiously, that is to say, somebody went in there and fooled the director of CAIR into thinking he was their friend?

    CNN Transcript Oct 16, 2009

  • "It is happening quietly and incrementally—in rulings by distant courts, in hearing rooms on Capital Hill and obscure federal agencies, in the digital code that Hollywood and record labels surreptitiously implant into DVDs and CDs."

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • A French admiral leaving with a fleet for America wrote Lafayette, I sent word surreptitiously and secretly four times to Paul Jones to come and place himself in our convoy.

    John Paul Jones

  • At least this is no super-subtle modernist divine dealing out old coins surreptitiously stamped with a new image and superscription, but a plain blunt heretic who knows his mind (or, rather, mood).

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, June 6, 1917

  • "Anything contrary to this would be tantamount to obtaining public funds surreptitiously, which is unlawful."

    Stars and Stripes

  • If you do it non-surreptitiously, that is, by making a normal phone call and holding the phone up to your ear so that everyone knows you are on the phone, then it's not surreptitious and not actually comparable at all to what is being described here.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

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  • "He surreptitiously retrieve the dagger." I read this somewhere in Tithe by Holly Black.

    October 1, 2010