Definition of Secretively

1. Adverb. In a secretive manner; with a preference for secrecy. "The teacher raised a hand to him, slightly and secretively, because he was her favorite"

Partainyms: Secretive



Definition of Secretively

1. Adverb. In a secretive manner. ¹

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Definition of Secretively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Secretively

secreters
secretes
secretest
secretin
secretin test
secreting
secretins
secretion
secretion vector
secretionary
secretions
secretist
secretists
secretitious
secretive
secretively (current term)
secretiveness
secretivenesses
secretly
secretness
secretoglobin
secretoglobins
secretogogue
secretogranin
secretogranins
secretome
secretomes
secretomotor
secretomotor nerve
secretoneurin

Literary usage of Secretively

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1. Annals of Iowa by State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa Historical Dept (1905)
"None who knew Senator Harlan will credit the statement that he was capable of performing any official act "surreptitiously" or "secretively". ..."

2. The English Journal by National Council of Teachers of English (1919)
"In order to gather sustenance for two or three of my secretively cherished heresies concerning the teaching of Freshmen English composition, six weeks after ..."

3. Representative American Plays by Arthur Hobson Quinn (1917)
"S. (secretively and impressively.) Jo! Jo. "What ? MRS. S. I 've had a very interesting and very important talk with Prince Adolf. Jo. Oh ! ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1915)
"... contrary to regulations, had gradually and secretively acquired in neighbouring properties and local enterprises, rendering his independence as a junior ..."

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