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Usage examples for secrete

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. And she was to send me her box key, and I was to secrete her letters for her. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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)
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