In lieu of Feinstein (or perhaps, with her secretly watching from inside), the Code Pink party roared on.
And, after all, we all secretly want to meet our doppelgängers.
I wept, secretly, silently, on the night before my wedding and my wedding night; I felt absolutely trapped.
Sure revealing that you secretly like to paint might be relieving, but what next?
I loved this scene, because I secretly believed I was like Andie.
I was the more ready to do so, in that I secretly possessed fifty ducats.
Plainly, Evadna was secretly laughing at her perturbed interest in the matter.
The cunning Mimi secretly longed to steal out into the world and find that magic ring.
secretly he was hoping that Evadna heard the explanation, and he raised his voice purposely.
secretly I have already called together the army, for the moment the news is known there will be a storm.
late 14c., from Latin secretus "set apart, withdrawn; hidden, concealed, private," past participle of secernere "to set apart, part, divide; exclude," from se- "without, apart," properly "on one's own" (see se-) + cernere "separate" (see crisis).
As an adjective from late 14c., from French secret, adjective use of noun. Open secret is from 1828. Secret agent first recorded 1715; secret service is from 1737; secret weapon is from 1936.
"to keep secret" (described in OED as "obsolete"), 1590s, from secret (n.). Related: Secreted; secreting.