FURTIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FURTIVE
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furtive
 a.  marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  He looked at her with a furtive apprehension in his rather prominent pale eyes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
2  So his rather prominent pale eyes had a queer look, furtive, and yet a little cruel, so cold: and at the same time, almost impudent.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  A lean, ferret-like man, furtive and sly-looking, was waiting for us upon the platform.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
4  He walked very slowly and circumspectly, and there was something indescribably guilty and furtive in his whole appearance.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
5  He looked round him with a furtive and stealthy air, as one who dreads pursuit.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
6  There we found Mr. James Wilder, demure and courtly, but with some trace of that wild terror of the night before still lurking in his furtive eyes and in his twitching features.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
7  There was a furtive uneasiness about him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
8  Her domestic duties were manifold, for they extended from furtive inspections of the servants' bedrooms to unannounced descents to the cellar; but she had never allowed herself many pleasures.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
9  Nevertheless, I stole furtive glances behind me now and then to see that no avenging mate, older and bigger than my quarry, was racing up from the rear.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
10  People's speech, their voices, their very glances, became furtive and repressed.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
11  As they held their silent way along the margin of the pond, again Heyward and the scout stole furtive glances at its appalling dreariness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
12  The boys who had been painted walked about or stood still awkwardly, touching their faces in a gingerly fashion with their furtive fingertips.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
13  Those venal and furtive loves filled him with despair.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
14  He pushed it gently with the tip of his finger, lightly, with the furtive and uneasy gentleness of a cat which is desirous of entering.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI—WHAT HE DOES
15  This softness was suspicious; it hinted at furtive goings and comings, silent entrances and exits of nocturnal men, and the wolf-like tread of crime.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE TORN COAT-TAIL
Example Sentence:
1  Noticing the furtive glance that the customer gave the diamond, the jeweler wondered whether he had a potential shoplifter on his hands.
2  The look in his eyes became furtive.