SURREPTITIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SURREPTITIOUS
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surreptitious
 a.  secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently
Classic Sentence:
1  But it was the part she did not read that tormented Scarlett, that drove her to surreptitious reading of her sister-in-law's mail.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
2  The couple seated themselves on the opposite side, and intently but surreptitiously scrutinized her clothes.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 31
3  And the fingers of William's left hand closed firmly, surreptitiously, as the hero approached.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
Example Sentence:
1  Hoping to discover where his mom had hidden the Christmas presents, Timmy took a surreptitious peek into the master bedroom closet.
2  He made a surreptitious entrance to the club through the little door in the brick wall.
3  An optimistic theory of evolutionary progress was surreptitiously beginning to replace the pessimistic doctrine of universal decay.