They refused until they had “achieved their surreptitious climax.”
Last month I turned and faced their surreptitious security: “Catch any thieves today?”
But by 1953, with McCarthyism and the second Red Scare in full swing, the FBI moved from surreptitious research to direct contact.
He began by taking small fees in a surreptitious way, and ended by pocketing the largest without a single twinge.
Maddalena hid the death-charm once more with a movement that was surreptitious.
You want to desert all your old tenets, and yet you keep a kind of surreptitious clasp about them.
But he did not complete his reference to last night's surreptitious conversation.
Was he about to witness the surreptitious departure of the unwelcome guest?
I looked round, and the Countess blew me a surreptitious kiss.
A surreptitious furtive organization which does not articulate in avowed expression forms a "complex."
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.