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Sample sentences for the GRE study word furtive

furtive can be used as a adj

1.Those venal and furtive loves filled him with despair. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
2.A lean, ferret-like man, furtive and sly-looking, was waiting for us upon the platform. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle to detect the god in a furtive amatory expedition. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4.Diana preserved a discreet silence, but she and Anne exchanged furtive smiles of guilty amusement across the table. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
5.Presently the boy began to steal furtive glances at the girl. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
6."Well, about seven hundred dollars," said the elder, replacing his hat, and turning a furtive look upon the warehouse man. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
7.Abner stole a furtive glance at his companion in misery, and the dolor of Ross's countenance somewhat assuaged his anguish. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
8.And with a furtive glance at his son's face, the count went out of the room.... - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
9.By midday they passed through Tillingham, which, strangely enough, seemed to be quite silent and deserted, save for a few furtive plunderers hunting for food. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

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