Definitions for secretly
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secretly, in secret, on the Q.T., on the QTadverb
in secrecy; not openly
"met secretly to discuss the invasion plans"; "the children secretly went to the movies when they were supposed to be at the library"; "they arranged to meet in secret"
not openly; inwardly
"they were secretly delighted at his embarrassment"; "hoped secretly she would change her mind"
In secret, covertly.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Privately; privily; not openly; not publickly; not so as to be known.
Etymology: from secret.
Give him this letter, do it secretly. William Shakespeare.
Those thoughts are not wholly mine; but either they are secretly in the poet, or may be fairly deduced from him. Dryd.
Now secretly with inward grief she pin’d;
Now warm resentments to his griefs he join’d. Addison.
Some may place their chief satisfaction in giving secretly what is to be distributed; others, in being the open and avowed instruments of making such distributions. Francis Atterbury.
Secretly is a popular song. It was written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Mark Markwell, and Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore and published in 1958. The best-known recording of the song was done by Jimmie Rodgers, charting in 1958, reaching #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the US Billboard Hot Country. It became a gold record. The song was revived in 1965 when The Lettermen released it as a single. This version became a minor hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 64.
Secretly refers to the act of doing something in a hidden, concealed, or clandestine manner, often to avoid detection or the knowledge and awareness of others. It implies a lack of transparency, openness, and often involves factors of surprise, stealth or confidentially.
in a secret manner
"Secretly" is a popular song. It was written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, and Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore and published in 1958. The best-known recording of the song was done by Jimmie Rodgers, charting in 1958, reaching number three on the U.S. pop chart and number five on the country chart. The song was revived in 1965 when The Lettermen released it as a single. This version became a minor hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 64.
The numerical value of secretly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of secretly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Activists are secretly buying up stakes now because they believe the markets have hit rock bottom.
The flares (in new cases) that we're seeing are usually because there has been an unsafe burial, probably done secretly.
Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
Who gave the order to use such forces? Do they have such forces formed secretly? They need to explain it to the people openly.
It was such a delicate and beautifully told story and I have to say, too, secretly for 17 years I've been reading scripts constantly imagining that I could work with Ian McKellen and suddenly there is this script.
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- cobertament, secretamentCatalan, Valencian
- heimlich, insgeheimGerman
- en secreto, secretamenteSpanish
- vaivihkaa, salaaFinnish
- temûkWestern Frisian
- os ìosalScottish Gaelic
- titkon, titokbanHungarian
- in abscondito:Latin
- potajemnie, skryciePolish
- por baixo dos panos, secretamentePortuguese
- секретно, скрытно, тайно, втайне, тайкомRussian
- krišom, кришом, тајно, tajno, тајом, tajomSerbo-Croatian
- چپکے سےUrdu
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