Here the lecture began, but Jo heard very little of it, for while Professor Sands was prosing away about Belzoni, Cheops, scarabei, and hieroglyphics, she was covertly
taking down the address of the paper, and boldly resolving to try for the hundred-dollar prize offered in its columns for a sensational story.
The color was slowly coming back to his face, which, as she glanced covertly
at him, seemed to have grown so much older that his returning blood might have brought two or three years with it.
She looked covertly
at her husband, with tragic eyes.
A thorough Frenchman, the national characteristic of ferocity had not been omitted by nature in compounding the ingredients of his character; it had appeared first in his access of drunken wrath, when some of his demonstrations of hatred to my person were of a truly fiendish character, and now it was more covertly
betrayed by momentary contractions of the features, and flashes of fierceness in his light blue eyes, when their glance chanced to encounter mine.
Thereon he sprang covertly
down for fear some of the Achaeans might see that he was wounded and taunt him.
One day the soft airs of spring seemed to be stealing along the valley, and, in unison with an invigorating sun, attempting covertly
to rouse the dormant powers of the vegetable world, while, on the next, the surly blasts from the north would sweep across the lake and erase every impression left by their gentle adversaries.
Thus in a few instants was unraveled an intrigue which had covertly
occupied all the diplomacies of Europe.
An observer would have perceived that he wished to take a better look at Newman, whom he covertly
examined, while he stood stroking his mustache.
Couples moved out of their way, but smiling covertly
One of them, proud, haughty, capricious, with black hair and beautiful hands, was casting the flame of her glance here and there at random; another, light- hearted and gay, a smile upon her lips, with chestnut hair and delicate white hands, was a typical French virgin, thoughtless, and without hidden thoughts, living her natural real life; a third was dreamy, melancholy, pale, bending her head like a drooping flower; her neighbor, on the contrary, tall, indolent, with Asiatic habits, long eyes, moist and black, said but little, and reflected, glancing covertly
at the head of Antinous.
Nothing bad passed for half an hour-- nothing at least, to be exact, but that each of the companions occasionally and covertly
intermitted her pursuit in such a manner as to ascertain the degree of absorption of the other without turning round.
So I tell him honourably (you are to know I have written to him about all this) that we are at issue and that we had better be at issue openly than covertly