Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of secret.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Secret; secretive; faithful to a secret.
  • n. A secret.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Secret.
  • n. A secret, or secrets collectively; a matter or matters of secrecy.
  • Secretly.

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Examples

  • Women are naturally secre - tive, and they like to do their own secreting.

    Sole Music

  • The men who had recruited him managed to keep his true identity a deep t, so deep that, when they finally discovered the truth, secre they were too busy hiding it for the sake of their own skins to be bothered with denouncing Caspar.

    Final Resting Place of The Pen

  • They keep showing footage of her standing in front of what seems to be an ordinary suburban home, but when the front door opens, her awful secre ...

    Ann Leary: Hoarder Culture

  • The simian has no sentiment secre-tions but weep cataracts for all me, Pain the Shamman!

    Finnegans Wake

  • Finati then received five hundred piastres and an order to join a corps at Taif, together with a strict charge of secre [c] y, “since it was of importance that no reverse or check should be generally talked of.”

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • He planned to go down and check out the woods behind Ah's place later on to sec if hc could find any sign of her secre tive visitor.

    Greenmantle

  • It was I who called in the secre police ... but only after she was safely away. '

    Poland

  • Only three other persons had similar keys: Claudia Chen, his executive-secre-tary; his personal secretary, Sandra Yi; and his Number One Houseboy, Lim Chu.

    Noble House

  • So with animals, some spring from parent animals, according to their kind, whilst others grow spontaneously and not from kindred stock; and of these instances of spontaneous generation some come from putrefying earth or vegetable matter, as is the case with a number of insects, while others are sponta - neously generated in the inside of animals out of the secre - tions of their several organs

    GENETIC CONTINUITY

  • It may be that only when secre-tin acts upon the cell membranes of the pancreas is the pancreas supplied with some key material needed to manufacture its digestive juice.

    The Human Brain

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