She looked covertly
at her husband, with tragic eyes.
No sooner was she hid from him than she changed into another woman; she was now become a calculating purposeful madam, who looked around her covertly
and, having shrunk in size in order to appear less noticeable, set off nervously on some mysterious adventure.
The men with whom he had had large dealings he had treated as enemies rather than friends, ever watching them covertly
with close but unslackening vigilance.
Though her engagement to Martin had been kept secret, their long intimacy had not been unproductive of gossip; and in the shop, glancing covertly
at her lover and his following, had been several of her acquaintances.
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.
Thus in a few instants was unraveled an intrigue which had covertly
occupied all the diplomacies of Europe.
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.
Nevertheless our old game with the haver of a thing, as she called it, was continued, with this difference, that it was now she who carried the book covertly
upstairs, and I who replaced it on the shelf, and several times we caught each other in the act, but not a word said either of us; we were grown self-conscious.
I come to ride back with you,' he answered, glancing covertly
at the locksmith's daughter.
Quilp, however, without uttering another word, withdrew his eyes from the small servant, stroked his chin more thoughtfully than before, and then, bending over the note as if to direct it with scrupulous and hair-breadth nicety, looked at her, covertly
but very narrowly, from under his bushy eyebrows.
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.
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.