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covert

(kō′vərt, kō-vûrt′, kŭv′ərt)
n.
Zoology One of the small feathers covering the bases of the longer feathers of a bird's wings or tail.

cov′ert·ly adv.
cov′ert·ness n.
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The bug made the app covertly send an SMS to the user's bank to verify accounts under the phone number and created UPI address on their behalf.
He underlined that the war between the good and the evil is an ongoing struggle forever, highlighting, "As the good and the evil cannot go together, they are always lined up against one another and this enmity and war is always on overtly and covertly."
He said 'may we seize this opportunity to warn the clergy or messengers of God who covertly or overtly promote ethnic rife or propagate hate sermons to bolster the activities of killers in the name of politics or religion.
"There were also 29 clips of Rees covertly recording intimate body parts of young female driving students."
New Delhi [India], March 15 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday stirred controversy by stating that had New Zealand's Christchurch type shooting taken place in India, the leadership would have politicised it while indulging in war-mongering and covertly supporting attacks on Muslims.
When you're able to detect a potential problem early, you would be wise to draw your gun covertly. For cops, this is a daily occurrence.
In the video, Afridi could be seen sitting in the audience and covertly tucking what was said to be naswar under his top lip.
In the video, Afridi could be seen sittingin the audience and covertly tucking what was said to be classnaswarunder his top lip.
The allegation concerned a senior official who was reported to have covertly siphoned off the ministry's funds.
"I have sensed what is being plotted covertly to target my life."
To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance --and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.
Each of these videos were viewed by officers who were able to identify 32 separate videos where he had covertly filmed up women's skirts on public transport.