Usage examples for secrete

  1. Lykewise if with thy armie there should joigne new men, and wouldest that the enemie shoulde not know that thou werte ingrosed, it is necessarie not to increase the lodgynges: Because keepyng secrete doynges and devises, hath alwaies been moste profitable. – Machiavelli, Volume I The Art of War; and The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  2. On that Sunday, which now seems so long ago, when I bid you good- night at the library door, when you and he went to the fan- tan house, I followed you with his valet and my maid, for I had been fearful of his intentions toward you, and when his valet told me that he had seen him secrete a dagger in his coat that morning, and when I found one missing from the case, I had my fears confirmed. – In Macao by Charles A. Gunnison
  3. 6. Of epithelial tissue, ability to resist the action of external forces and power to secrete. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  4. The gums and the mouth literally grew the teeth in the first place; and when they become diseased, they secrete acids which slowly eat away the crowns and roots of the teeth. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  5. Yet I will secrete you in this chamber, for if I am compelled to return I may be glad to seek you again. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  6. Many of them also secrete themselves in hollow trees or beneath loose bark or in board piles or stone walls. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  7. The cause of it, he said, was failure of the stomach to secrete enough pepsin, and the remedy was to take artificial pepsin, obtained from the stomach of a pig. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  8. And as permission must be got by those in pursuit of him, from the authorities of the island to land and take him, he thus gains time to secrete himself. – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  9. And she was to send me her box key, and I was to secrete her letters for her. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  10. But tell me, Mr. Barnes, how did the man secrete the diamonds, I suppose they were diamonds, were they not?" – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  11. He had trusty slaves, and a retreat well calculated to secrete his prize from the knowledge of her friends and his uncle, who might otherwise severely resent his committing this second outrage. – The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I by Sophia Reeve
  12. One's individuality should betray itself in all that surrounds him; he should secrete his shell, like a mollusk; if he can sprinkle a few pearls through it, so much the better. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. For instance, if the officer of a Government vessel, with the most full and complete commission, such as my friend Commodore Stringham had, should invade a ship at sea, and should, under pretence of capture, take jewels and secrete them, not bringing them in for adjudication, he would be a pirate, because, though he held a commission, he did the act animo furandi,- did it out of the jurisdiction of any particular country,- did it against the great principles of civilization and humanity. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  14. It was unmanly in me to endeavor to secrete these gloves; more than unmanly for me to choose for their hiding- place the recesses of an article belonging exclusively to yourself. – The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green
  15. They had managed to secrete some wire, and, having tapped the electric supply which lit the barrack, had carried a switch- line into their " dug- out." – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  16. I design to secrete it in the wall of the chimney, where I have slowly and laboriously made a place of concealment for it. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  17. Why not secrete her there until I could return and fetch her away in safety and for ever from this awful place. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  18. When the posterior pituitary begins to secrete more in her its stimulation of the thyroid is enough to tip it over the normal line. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  19. There are other scale bugs that secrete wax, and some of them produce it so abundantly, and of such good quality, that it has become an article of commerce. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley