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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. secretlyadverb

    not openly; inwardly

    "they were secretly delighted at his embarrassment"; "hoped secretly she would change her mind"

Wiktionary

  1. secretlyadverb

    In secret, covertly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Secretlyadverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Secretlyadverb

    in a secret manner

Freebase

  1. Secretly

    "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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of secretly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of secretly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of secretly in a Sentence

  1. Feltham:

    To reprehend well is the most necessary and the hardest part of friendship. Who is it that does not sometimes merit a check, and yet how few will endure one? Yet wherein can a friend more unfold his love than in preventing dangers before their birth, or in bringing a man to safety who is travelling on the road to ruin? I grant there is a manner of reprehending which turns a benefit into an injury, and then it both strengthens error and wounds the giver. When thou chidest thy wandering friend do it secretly, in season, in love, not in the ear of a popular convention, for oftentimes the presence of a multitude makes a man take up an unjust defence, rather than fall into a just shame.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Most of the inventors, even today, secretly wish that they had invented Jeans, because of the beauty and grace coupled with simplicity and comfort that blue Jeans have created in our world. Yours truly is no exception either! What's more, I love wearing Jeans as casual wear, especially during the weekends. I also think that whenever a celebrity or a beauty or a genius wears jeans, it always makes the most impactful fashion statement, loud and clear!

  3. Chris Rufo:

    Next step: we need to turn the screw on Attorney General Garland, who secretly colluded with outside groups to mobilize the FBI against political opponents and whose family benefits financially from CRT in schools, we must hammer him every day until he calls off the FBI dragnet.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    When summer is over, winter becomes sad too, because opposites often admire each other secretly!

  5. Ahmad Deeb:

    Special authorities in Palmyra have done great work during the last year when they returned more than 120 antiques, the most important of which were tombstones that were secretly excavated.

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