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Origin of covert
pronunciation note for covert
OTHER WORDS FROM covertco·vert·ly, adverbco·vert·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH covertcovert overt
Words nearby covert
Example sentences from the Web for covertly
A junta can do it, using their military power to overtly or covertly control decisions at the highest level.Valerie Jarrett, Obama Consigliere—and Democracy Killer|James Poulos|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They will find ways to punish you covertly and reward those that do go along with their narrative.Exclusive: RT Anchor Liz Wahl Explains Why She Quit|James Kirchick|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Amid this backdrop Sir John ordered the General Post Office (GPO) covertly to monitor the King's telephone calls.King Edward VIII's Phone Was Bugged By His Own Government|Tom Sykes|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He will not be able to support—either overtly or covertly—Israeli military strikes.
He was covertly studying the features of the man just beyond Miss Filson.The Key to Yesterday|Charles Neville Buck
Over the top of the paper he glanced at her covertly from time to time.The Octopus|Frank Norris
She consulted his face when she could do so covertly, as she worked or read, and could make nothing of it.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
John McLean continued to paw through the desk and Ted studied him covertly.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
"No, it's bloom," hastened Cornelia, covertly wiping it off.Quaint Courtships|Various