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fur tiv lee

  • r  in a furtive manner
    the soldiers were furtively crawling through the night

  • It was marked by a shift from beer to hard liquor, consumed not in large social settings, since that is now illegal, but furtively and dangerously in students' residences.
  • Swinger clubs have operated furtively for years in most major cities and many small towns.
  • Full of pimps, prostitutes and drugs galore, it's grubby stuff with girls furtively delivering hand shandies (though the filmmaker doesn't show the offending organs), and the cold .
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  • Spying on the Text Generation
    One mom does her best surveillance work in the laundry room. Her teenage son has the habit of leaving his cellphone in the pocket of his jeans, so in between sorting colors and whites, she'll grab his phone and furtively scroll through his text messages from the past week to see what he's said, whom he's connected with, and where ...        
    June 9, 2013 - Boston Globe

  • Diego Velázquez in Living in Peru (blog)
    On this matter, Prime Minister Javier Velasquez Quesquen said that McAuley was being expelled because Peru cannot accept "that foreigners furtively stir up people to shatter democratic values."
  • Robert Spencer in Brussels Journal
    As Robert Spencer commented, "Soon Eurabia will resemble the old Soviet Union, in which dissidents furtively distributed samizdat literature and faced stiff penalties if the authorities discovered what they were doing. Europeans who care about what...
  • Mark Hoban in Independent
    In the Commons yesterday, the Conservative Mark Hoban said appointments were being made "furtively behind closed doors on the whim of the Chancellor".

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