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surreptitious

(sŭr″ĕp-tish′ŭs) [L. surrepticius, concealed, stolen]
Evasive, secretive, or stealthy; attempting to avoid detection.
surreptitiously (-tish′ŭs-lē)
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"No one in government is thinking of solutions to the national challenges as everyone is preoccupied with issues of who will succeed this tired man steering the ship of State; the man who has now been surreptitiously but willingly replaced by his wife in a palace coup."
The FBI goes on to allege that in June 2010, Usman sold "installs" to an undercover FBI agent who paid the Pakistani student US$600 in return for his agreement to "surreptitiously install what he believed to be malicious computer code (provided by the undercover agent) onto the compromised computers within the Appellant's botnet".
Could that be because the restaurant chain was surreptitiously trimming inches off of those subs?
a minute later, shaking her regal hand, the family dew surreptitiously
The 1970s TV series set in the castle featured what appeared to be a far-fetched story involving a pilot trying to surreptitiously build a glider he could fly out upon.
It''s a pity you fail to mention that the pounds 690,000, and many millions of pounds more, will have been taken surreptitiously, in the first place, from the unsuspecting electricity consumers of the UK via green levies on their electricity bills, and through their taxes paid to the Government.
a few flakes of snow falling surreptitiously into my mouth to sever my
The suit charges 18 companies with surreptitiously gathering data from the address books of tens of millions of smartphone users.
"Chesapeake surreptitiously financed opposition to a competing fuel that it couldn't beat in the marketplace, and the club took dictation and money from the nation's largest hydraulic fracker," said Luke Popovich, vice president of communications, National Mining Association (NMA).
Eyes like saucers, he tugged at my trouser leg (my lad that is, not Warwick) and tried to surreptitiously point to the mini actor.
Surely among that pile we'll have a few bits and pieces that, with a bit of nipping and tucking, we could surreptitiously pass on to him indoors.
In the drawer, which was otherwise empty, I would spread out the paper and surreptitiously study the form at suitable points in the morning ready for the lunchtime daily bet.

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