Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Stealthy or sly; stolen; secret; elusive.

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Usage examples "furtive":

  1. They had the furtive manners which become habitual in the shaded section of a big city; their eyes were quick and cold and always inquiring. - "Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist", John T. McIntyre.
  2. He threw her one of his wild, furtive looks, and again in his eyes she caught a glimpse of something that deeply moved her. - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
  3. The glances were so quick and furtive that neither Fred nor Terry noticed them. - "The Hunters of the Ozark", Edward S. Ellis.