- surrender value,
- surrogate mother,
Origin of surreptitious
Examples from the Web for surreptitious
Last month I turned and faced their surreptitious security: “Catch any thieves today?”‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They refused until they had “achieved their surreptitious climax.”Speed Read: 11 Most Shocking Moments From Pete Townshend’s ‘Who I Am’|Abby Haglage|October 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But by 1953, with McCarthyism and the second Red Scare in full swing, the FBI moved from surreptitious research to direct contact.
The soft and surreptitious footstep of a person making his way cautiously to the door was unmistakable.The Vultures|Henry Seton Merriman
Occasionally their native wit gained for them a surreptitious triumph.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1|Henry Baerlein
The twins, eying one another with surreptitious and fearful pleasure, conveyed in their glances a knowledge of what had happened.The Squire's Daughter|Archibald Marshall
Was he about to witness the surreptitious departure of the unwelcome guest?Anderson Crow, Detective|George Barr McCutcheon
But he did not complete his reference to last night's surreptitious conversation.The Martian Cabal|Roman Frederick Starzl
Word Origin for surreptitious
mid-15c., from Latin surrepticius "stolen, furtive, clandestine," from surreptus, past participle of surripere "seize secretly," from sub "from under" (hence, "secretly") + rapere "to snatch" (see rapid). Related: Surreptitiously.