Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

Etymologies

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From clandestine + -ly

Examples

  • 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.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • 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.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • 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.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • 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.

    AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed

  • 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.

    AlterNet.org 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

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