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Related to sneakingly: outlined, sought out, dropping by


1. Acting in a stealthy, furtive way.
2. Unavowed; secret.
3. Gradually growing or persistent: a sneaking hunch.

sneak′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.sneakingly - in a sneaky manner; "I always felt sneakingly that I wanted to be a concert pianist"
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If he who struck him, though he did so sneakingly and treacherously, had drawn his sword and stood and faced him, then he who had been struck would have received offence and insult at the same time; offence because he was struck treacherously, insult because he who struck him maintained what he had done, standing his ground without taking to flight.
'Lammle,' he said sneakingly, when that was done, 'I hope we are friends again?'
He looked at his companion sneakingly, he looked at him admiringly, he looked at him boldly, and put up one leg on the sofa.