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  • adv. In a secret or covert manner.
  • adv. In an illicit way, i.e. not permitted by the law or regulations

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a clandestine manner; secretly; privately; furtively.


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From clandestine + -ly


  • And usually the source of support for this guerrilla movement comes clandestinely from a source outside the country under attack.

    Viet Nam Today

  • With the revelation that NATO didn’t know either, this looks like a directive which may have come clandestinely from the Foreign Affairs or Defense Ministry, but I am growing increasingly skeptical that Stephen Harper did not know.

    Who Is Running The War In Afghanistan? – Update « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • But Mr. Mohsen, an American citizen, also loved the idea of clandestinely selling weapons to U.S. allies abroad.

    Kevin Ingram Pal Questioned About bin Laden

  • In Paris, in 1854, there were only 4,206 registered 'filles publiques,' when the population of the city numbered 1,500,000 persons; while those who exercised their calling clandestinely were variously computed at 20,000 or 40,000 and upwards to 60,000.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

  • This, not surprisingly, provides the materials, personnel, technology and know-how to develop nuclear weapons anyway, even clandestinely, which is exactly how India and Pakistan got theirs in the first place. Main RSS Feed

  • As it is the protest is targeted against out-going government officials who have "clandestinely" aproved for themselves huge retirement benefits, that do not match up to the economic realities of the country which has just come out of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative.

    Protest Against Ghana's Presidential Ex-gratia

  • The Russians were in the process on October 22 of placing missiles in Cuba with nuclear warheads that were capable of striking the largest part of the United States, and they were doing this, in Kennedy's word, "clandestinely," and they were doing it after having lied about it repeatedly over a stretch of time.

    On the Origins of War

  • She said France and Germany helped, the latter "clandestinely" and the former by providing two nuclear power plants.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Thursday report also accused Iran of 'clandestinely' supporting terrorists as well as what the US described as Islamic militant groups abroad including Hezbollah, Hamas, Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and militants in Iraq by providing weapons, training and financial supporting.

  • "Practical cryptanalysis" is a euphemism for using physical or social means to compromise the cryptosystem, such as clandestinely breaking into a communications center and copying the keys. social engineering, and other attacks against personnel who work with cryptosystems or the messages they handle (e.g., espionage, ...) may be most productive attacks of all.

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