Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a secret or hidden manner; without the observation or knowledge of others; in secret; not openly.
- In secrecy, concealment, or retirement.
- In liturgics, in a low or inaudible voice. See ecphonesis, 2. Also secreto.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a secret manner.
- adv. in secrecy; not openly
- adv. not openly; inwardly.
- secret + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Reed had left political life after his work with con man Jack Abramoff and his role in secretly lobbying for Indian casinos came to light.”
“Furthermore, since Hobbes liked Suzie, and Hobbes was part of Calvin's imagination, it isn't that much of a stretch to say that Calvin secretly liked Suzie.”
“Â I also think she secretly is having an affair with our dog.”
“Is Justin secretly becoming a full-blown addict again?”
“Still, they think that Iran has had limited success, if any, in secretly setting up banks.”
“Is McCain secretly exploiting underhanded attacks on Obama?”
“However, in a phone call secretly recorded by Tour winner and Armstrong critic Greg LeMond, McIlvain seemed to take a more ambiguous stance, saying that she heard the hospital conversation and would testify in a lawsuit if subpoenaed.”
“We secured Iraq so Bush can fly in secretly and Amadinejad to walk around in broad day light.”
“The Dems are going to battle all the way to the end, while McCain secretly tries to steal voters away.”
“Unless Mike secretly is Tom Bethel he surely can't be held accountable for this, but if he truly wants to be seen as a neutral authority he should not allow a misconception to persist.”
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