confidentially; secretly; privately.
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How to use sub rosa in a sentence
This sub rosa gathering marks another step in the organizing of a potential presidential campaign for Clinton.
The lack of trust between the Israeli and American leaders on Iran has been a sub-rosa tension in the relationship since 2009.U.S., Israel Discuss Triggers for Bombing Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure | Eli Lake | December 28, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
The friend who promised to have this letter mailed sub rosa is at the door.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
Wrote double quick, then galloped over to Kephalos to see the New Army, sub rosa.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 | Ian Hamilton
I was invited on condition that I would not let the student-body know of these sub rosa fiestas.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
It was easily contrived to divert, sub rosa, large State receipts to supply the remaining financial needs.Origin of the Anglo-Boer War Revealed (2nd ed.) | C. H. Thomas
He understood that it was to be entirely sub rosa and that nothing must ever transpire as to it.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse | John Reed Scott
British Dictionary definitions for sub rosa
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