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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsurreptitioussur‧rep‧ti‧tious /ˌsʌrəpˈtɪʃəs◂ $ ˌsɜː-/ adjective  SECRETdone secretly or quickly because you do not want other people to notice Rory tried to sneak a surreptitious glance at Adam’s wristwatch.surreptitiously adverbsurreptitiousness noun [uncountable]
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surreptitiousFortunately, his surreptitious action also turned out to be illegal.Women in nightdresses peeping out of roadside houses lent a surreptitious air to the first few miles.The back avoids eye contact and confrontation, but it may invite the surreptitious gaze.Then a little light came through the uncovered spyhole, a flickering, surreptitious light.The result was that we all kept making surreptitious trips to the staff room to refill our plastic beakers.Solitary, masochistic, surreptitious vice, that's all he understands.
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