[klandˈɛstɪn], [klandˈɛstɪn], [k_l_a_n_d_ˈɛ_s_t_ɪ_n]

Definitions of clandestine:

  1.   Clandestinely. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Secret; concealed. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Concealed or hidden: private: unlawful: sly. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   Secret; hidden; private- applied to wrong actions. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Hidden; secret; concealed; underhand; implying evil intent. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6.   Clamp secret; private. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for clandestine:

  1. Racism is a much more clandestine much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been. – Angela Davis
  2. The government can still conduct clandestine searches of innocent people's private information such as library, medical, and financial records. This is wrong and should have been addressed in a true compromise. – Jose Serrano

Usage examples for clandestine:

  1. When her respectful and respectable servitor had received his commission and departed, Alida took a seat herself, in the confidence of having deprived the visit of Ludlow of its clandestine character, and at the same time having employed the valet on an errand that would leave her sufficient leisure, to investigate the inexplicable meaning of her companion. ” – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. She picks it up piece- meal in surreptitious and clandestine ways, as if it were some horrible mystery which must, from its very nature, be covered up from the light of day. ” – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  3. The man's name was John Harvey, and Nellie was keeping up a clandestine correspondence with him. ” – When London Burned by G. A. Henty
  4. His manner hinted of secret knowledge- strongly; it gave Lawler an impression of something stealthy, clandestine – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  5. He highly approved of what Mr. Pitt had said relative to the language it became us to hold out to foreign powers, in case of a clandestine trade. ” – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  6. “ Paul applauded breadth of outlook; nevertheless Flamby doubted if Paul would have approved certain clandestine visits to James's studio. ” – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  7. “ Romeo could not openly woo one who was of the House of Capulet, and Rosaline would not tolerate a clandestine courtship. ” – Shakespeare in the Theatre by William Poel
  8. And yet there was scarce necessity for these clandestine meetings. ” – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  9. “ I know Mrs. Forrester too well to imagine that she would allow you to carry on such a clandestine correspondence as this." ” – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  10. That opening of the door which I had heard after I had returned to my room might mean that he had gone out to keep some clandestine appointment. ” – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle

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