Surreptitious

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  • conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilizati
  • marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a lurking prowler"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"; "someone skulking in the shadows"

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Surreptitious Sample Sentences in News


  • Plea for tower's return
    After a surreptitious act and being of sentimental value, would the skilful perpetrator who lifted my Eiffel Tower replica off its base on my front lawn at Devonport Road, show some intestinal fortitude and return same with no questions asked please. Read more on this news related to 'Surreptitious'
  • Sound off: Smart TVs
    “These examples of surreptitious data collection are particularly alarming as they occur in the inner sanctum of the home. Samsung’s suggestion that users avoid private conversations in front of their televisions when the associated feature is in use is absurd. Read more on this news related to 'Surreptitious'
  • Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use
    Researchers at Stanford University and Israel's defense research group Rafael have created a technique they call PowerSpy, which they say can gather information about an Android phone's geolocation merely by tracking its power use over time through a surreptitious app. The post Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use appeared first on Read more on this news related to 'Surreptitious'

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