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surreptitiousness

Definitions

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  • noun The state or quality of being surreptitious.

Etymologies

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From surreptitious +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Novelist, historian and drinks-scribbler Bernard DeVoto thanked the speakeasy culture of the '20s for ending all that: "Prohibition sanctioned women to share liquor with men frankly, without surreptitiousness or shame."

    Potions Fit for Wooing

  • Surreptitious flirting is always fun especially now that we are both single so the surreptitiousness is self imposed.

    fragile-liar Diary Entry

  • And more than that, perhaps a variation on the old axiom of whenever you count on surreptitiousness, someone is sure to be looking.

    Death on the River Walk

  • She recalled past incidents, a quick switcharound when she appeared, an air of surreptitiousness, baffled half-suspicions.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • She recalled past incidents, a quick switcharound when she appeared, an air of surreptitiousness, baffled half-suspicions.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • That movement carried with it a suggestion of surreptitiousness, as if it must be hidden from any watcher.

    Sorceress of the Witch World

  • Mr Cecil, half hidden behind a cypress and hardly less sorrowfully dark in trappings of full Juanese mourning bought for the occasion and really too amusingly chic for words, scribbled away in his sketch book with ostentatious surreptitiousness and confided to Louvaine that probably this was the best turn La Lane had ever done to anyone in her life …

    Tour de Force

  • Tess -- anyway, to a fifteen-year-old surreptitiousness seems to add zest to any communication.

    Missy

  • Perhaps a kind of public surreptitiousness, a quite open furtiveness, had troubled him.

    Here are Ladies

  • There had been in her movement a sort of perfection of surreptitiousness that was animal.

    In the Wilderness

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