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Monday, June 29, 2009

Definitions for clandestine

  1. Characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of subversion or deception.

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Citations for clandestine
One of the many shiny art panels at the back of the room is actually a clandestine two-way mirror (look carefully, the color is slightly different). Back in the day (perhaps now) it allowed managers to survey service and presentation, which are still impeccable. Ike DeLorenzo, Boston Globe
I was commanded by Paramount's publicists -- the Legion of Women With Clipboards -- to come alone to an advance, clandestine screening of "Star Trek" a couple of weeks ago. Hank Stuever, Washington Post
Origin of clandestine
1560-1570
Clandestine is from Latin clandestīnus, probably a blend of clam-de, secretly and intestīnus, internal.