Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Moving or acting secretly or slyly; secret; sly.

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Usage examples "stealthy":

  1. Then I came out stealthy as a cat, and found that he was going away, and the reason-" " The reason?" - "Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter", Lawrence L. Lynch.
  2. He took lodgings nearly opposite Little's house, and watched in a dark room so persistently, that, at last, he saw the nun appear, saw her stealthy, cat- like approaches, her affected retreat, her cunning advance, her long lingering look. - "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.
  3. Some of the stealthy figures which gave rise to such thrilling suspicions may have turned out to be excellent fathers and husbands returning from business. - "Humanly Speaking", Samuel McChord Crothers.