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  • n  the state of being covert and hidden

  • Is it the secretiveness and the covertness? Yeah, all of that stuff.
  • For all his reputation for covertness, Nixon's real problem was his inability to conceal the darkly busy workings of his mind--the wheels turning, the eyes darting.
  • There was no actual covertness.

  • Tom Verducci in Newsday
    After the 2007 season, Verducci wrote a scathing column for on the team's handling of Torre's departure, writing, "There is blood everywhere on [Randy] Levine and the boys, remnants of a sloppiness and covertness The Boss never knew."

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