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 Meanings and Examples of COVERT
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 a.  secretive; not openly acknowledged or displayed
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  A covert glance at Sobakevitch showed our hero that his host exactly resembled a moderate-sized bear.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
2  As soon as they had passed the fence they all spread out evenly and quietly, without noise or talk, along the road and field leading to the Otradnoe covert.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV
3  Take the covert at once, for my Girchik says the Ilagins are at Korniki with their hounds.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV
4  The oasis of the Otradnoe covert came in sight a few hundred yards off, the huntsmen were already nearing it.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV
5  He hoped to become better acquainted with the count and invited him to draw his covert.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI
6  It seemed a rustling covert leading to enchanted glades.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In V
7  He who had had to subsist on mere fugitive glances, looks winged in flight and swiftly lost under covert, now found her eyes settling on him with a brooding intensity that fairly dazzled him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  As we sat at the table, Otto Fuchs and I kept stealing covert glances at each other.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
9  After stooping to put the bottle on the ground, he looked up at the windows, and looked about; though with a covert and impatient air, as if he was anxious to be gone.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
10  But I declined these offers; being already aware that there were plenty of such covert practitioners in existence, and considering the Commons quite bad enough, without my doing anything to make it worse.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
11  As I watched him I was irresistibly reminded of a pure-blooded well-trained foxhound as it dashes backwards and forwards through the covert, whining in its eagerness, until it comes across the lost scent.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
12  A thick wood skirted the meadow-land in another direction; but they could not have gained that covert for the same reason.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  Her daughter, aged fifteen, was among the punters, and notified with a covert glance the cheatings of the poor people who tried to repair the cruelties of fate.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XXII
14  He seemed to know, and he sometimes said in covert words, that some one had gleaned certain information in a certain district about a family which had disappeared.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
15  Had he treated you as an especial favourite, you would have found enemies, declared or covert, all around you; as it is, the greater number would offer you sympathy if they dared.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  Religion is often made the covert of crime.
2  We should learn to fight with enemy in an overt and covert way.
3  Every measure, both overt and covert, is being taken against terrorists.
4  They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels.
5  The government was accused of covert military operations against the regime.
6  The covert military operation was not disclosed until weeks later after it was determined to be a success.