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furtively

[ fur-tiv-lee ]
/ ˈfɜr tɪv li /
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adverb
in a surreptitious, secret, or stealthy way:For decades, people living under Soviet censorship listened furtively to the news from the free world beamed by Radio Free Europe or the Voice of America.Moonshine is untaxed liquor, furtively produced by the light of the moon—or at least out of the immediate reach of law enforcement.
in a sly or shifty way:In the next scene, he darts furtively into a pharmacy storeroom to steal poison.
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