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Origin of furtive
OTHER WORDS FROM furtivefur·tive·ly, adverbfur·tive·ness, noun
Example sentences from the Web for furtive
I had barely seen another human for months, and those were mostly fellow face-masked shoppers on furtive grocery missions.
Afterward, Oswald develops the photographs at his job, furtively.
The appeal: they are “judgment-free zones where the like-minded can mingle freely and furtively.”‘Star Trek’ Dating Websites Cater to Trekkies Looking for Love|Kevin Fallon|May 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
On the night of Feb. 11, 2011, Sherif Mansour walked onto his balcony, furtively lit a cigarette, and began to cry.Freedom House NGO Worker Returns to Egypt to Face Trial|Mike Giglio|June 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Schon, Michaele once furtively told me, was one of the true loves of her life.
“I think people are furtively hoping that Hillary runs,” she said.
He started crunching the crackers with avidity, eyeing me furtively all the time as I stood at the telephone.The Red Symbol|John Ironside
He was her creature now, to do with as she chose, I watched her furtively during the next round.Paradise Garden|George Gibbs
Babies—she could not tell why—made their appearance in this world by stealth, and must be searched for furtively.Brother Copas|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
To read the morning paper over other people's shoulders—not furtively, but with a bold and open eye.Working With the Working Woman|Cornelia Stratton Parker
He watched her furtively, asking himself whether she still suffered.The Hero|William Somerset Maugham