furtive glance

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furtive glance

a secret or quick glance, quickly averted. He made a furtive glance in the direction of the closet when the robbers asked where the jewelery was hidden.
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And with a furtive glance at his son's face, the count went out of the room.
I think they both cried a little in a furtive manner, while Dorothea ran down-stairs to greet her uncle.
But there was some foolishness here; she was come without the knowledge of her husband, as her furtive manner indicated, to a meeting she dreaded and was ashamed to tell him of; she was come into danger; then it must be to save, not herself but him; the folly to be concealed could never have been Mary's.
I confess that, to this day, I cannot help fancying its little, furtive footsteps behind me when I come here after nightfall.
Monty's head was wagging feebly and he was casting continually little, furtive glances towards the town.
He stood in the shadow of one of the sheds, looking about him with quick furtive glances, as though anxious to assure himself that there was no one around who was taking a noticeable interest in his movements.
I'd prefer doing the brazen thing and having everybody know it, to doing the furtive thing and being found out.
Martin dispensed royal largess, inviting everybody up, farm-hands, a stableman, and the gardener's assistant from the hotel, the barkeeper, and the furtive hobo who slid in like a shadow and like a shadow hovered at the end of the bar.
He no longer sprawled and straddled, and already he was developing the gait of his mother, slinking and furtive, apparently without exertion, yet sliding along with a swiftness that was as deceptive as it was imperceptible.
Over and over again I discover that his eyes are resting on me with a furtive interest and attention which he seems anxious to conceal.
Now it was a lithe, furtive stoat which shot across the path upon some fell errand of its own; then it was a wild cat which squatted upon the outlying branch of an oak and peeped at the traveller with a yellow and dubious eye.
A wild light was in her eyes, a furtive, animal-like expression was on her face.
I have always the strangest feeling that just outside the circle of light, just over its edge in the darkness, I am surrounded by a ring of furtive, sinister things, watching me from the shadows with hostile eyes.
Henry's inner life had long laid open to her--his intellectual confusion, his obtuseness to personal influence, his strong but furtive passions.
she announced impressively, but with a furtive glance over her shoulder.