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- adv. Slyly, in an inconspicuous manner, so as not to be seen; secretly; stealthily.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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- adv. in a furtive manner
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She was in the habit of sealing up the empty wine-jars, as well as those which were full, so that a jar emptied on the sly by a guzzling slave might be at once known.
Oh, I had all kinds of hankerings – to follow up the canyon beds and slosh around from pool to pool, making friends with the water-dogs and the speckly trout; to peep on the sly and watch the squirrels and rabbits and small furry things and see what they was doing and learn the secrets of their ways.
He watched her on the sly at practices, carefully, because Shlyakhov became furious when other men looked at her.
Danny found the Teamster picket boss, picture pure; the man winked on the sly and handed him a pine slab with UAES — UN-AMERICAN ESCAPED SUBVERSIVES printed on reinforced cardboard at the top.