clandestinely


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clan·des·tine

 (klăn-dĕs′tĭn)
adj.
Kept or done in secret, often to conceal an illicit or improper purpose. See Synonyms at secret.

[Latin clandestīnus, probably blend of *clam-de, secretly (from clam; see kel- in Indo-European roots) and intestīnus, internal; see intestine.]

clan·des′tine·ly adv.
clan·des′tine·ness, clan′des·tin′i·ty n.
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clandestinely

adverb
In a secret way:
Idioms: by stealth, on the sly, under cover.
Translations

clandestinely

[klænˈdestɪnlɪ] ADVclandestinamente

clandestinely

[klænˈdɛstɪnli] adv [operate, enter, circulate] → clandestinement

clandestinely

advim Geheimen

clandestinely

[klænˈdɛstɪnlɪ] advclandestinamente
References in classic literature ?
If it had been Sid, she would have had no misgivings to alloy her delight; but since it was Tom, she watched the bottle clandestinely.
But this I know, that I had a mother, that five men leagued against one woman, murdered her clandestinely by night -- silently -- like cowards.
HAVING fully resolved to leave the vessel clandestinely, and having acquired all the knowledge concerning the bay that I could obtain under the circumstances in which I was placed, I now deliberately turned over in my mind every plan to escape that suggested itself, being determined to act with all possible prudence in an attempt where failure would be attended with so many disagreeable consequences.
said Maggie, whose imagination had settled for the moment on the idea that Tom kept a ferret clandestinely.
Clandestinely we made a few bushels of first-rate blasting powder, and I superin- tended my armorers while they constructed a lightning- rod and some wires.
I imagine it was carried on clandestinely and, I am certain, with portentous gravity, at the back of copses, behind hedges .
I felt something of the same sense of humiliation and injury which one feels when he finds that a human stranger has been clandestinely inspecting him in his privacy and mentally commenting upon him.
You did, or I should not have been here, clandestinely, to-night.
Under any circumstances it would have been an unwelcome alliance; but to have it so clandestinely formed, and such a period chosen for its completion, placed Julia's feelings in a most unfavourable light, and severely aggravated the folly of her choice.
They alleged that they had been ill treated by the partners at the encampment, and had come off clandestinely, in consequence of a dispute.
It might be expected that I should give some account of the nature of the wicked practices of this woman, in whose hands I was now fallen; but it would be too much encouragement to the vice, to let the world see what easy measures were here taken to rid the women's unwelcome burthen of a child clandestinely gotten.
Melvilleson, the noted siren, and that her baby is clandestinely conveyed to the Sol's Arms every night to receive its natural nourishment during the entertainments.