It was the furtiveness of it rather than the fact itself that troubled him.
He did so more because he wished not to pain her than from furtiveness.
There was almost a sense of furtiveness in the glances which she turned to throw not only about but, occasionally, behind her.
My grandmother noticed a furtiveness in his manner when he received them.
The sound of a crackled twig off to the right had come to their ears, and it was a sound that carried the quality of furtiveness.
He was unshaven, and his eyes shone with the furtiveness of some hunted animal.
When he left her her once clear, careless glance had a suggestion of furtiveness in it.
She had but little of the curiosity of the flirt, and none of the intrigante's joy in furtiveness.
But a five-year-old child would have been keenly aware of the guilt and furtiveness in the manner of the two.
The mountaineer is, by nature, secretive to furtiveness, and under so outright a questioning the visitor stiffened with affront.
late 15c. (implied in furtively), from French furtif, from Latin furtivus "stolen, hidden, secret," from furtum "theft, robbery," from fur (genitive furis) "thief," probably from PIE *bhor-, from root *bher- (1) "to carry" (see infer). Related: Furtiveness.