Origin of clandestine
Examples from the Web for clandestinely
She also carried food of better quality to him when she could do so clandestinely.Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory|Lucien Turner
And when we had got there, as clandestinely as a steam calliope in a circus procession, the moose was gone.Tenting To-night|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Here whiskey was clandestinely transferred from the boats before they proceeded upstream.Old Fort Snelling|Marcus L. Hansen
This seems remarkable when we consider that slaves were still brought into the United States clandestinely up to 1862.
He arranged to receive him clandestinely, and to have him on his way before any suspicion of his plans was awakened.The Printer Boy.|William M. Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for clandestinely
Word Origin for clandestine
Word Origin and History for clandestinely
1560s, from Latin clandestinus "secret, hidden," from clam "secretly," from adverbial derivative of base of celare "to hide" (see cell), perhaps on model of intestinus "internal." Related: Clandestinely. As a noun form, there is awkward clandestinity (clandestineness apparently being a dictionary word).