Antonyms for secretly

openly, publicly.

Quotes of secretly

  1. Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person who knows something or has something that you can induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always involves a betrayal of trust. – Aldrich Ames
  2. Secretly I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off. – Bryan Ferry
  3. You think that being a girl is degrading, but secretly you'd love to know what it's like, wouldn't you? – Charlotte Gainsbourg
  4. In an attempt to amuse my friends and family, I would do impressions of Dean Martin, singing Everybody Loves Somebody. I secretly really enjoyed singing the song. – Peter Gallagher
  5. By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. – John Maynard Keynes
  6. We need criminals to identify ourselves with, to secretly envy and to stoutly punish. They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do. – Karl A. Menninger
  7. Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly and which we reveal without perceiving it. – Charles de Montesquieu
  8. Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire. – Edna O'Brien
  9. Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped. – David Ogilvy
  10. People have less privacy and are crammed together in cities, but in the wide open spaces they secretly keep tabs on each other a lot more. – Sara Paretsky
  11. To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time. – Cornelia Otis Skinner
  12. There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t. – William Trogdon
  13. There was no real fringe theatre in London until way after the war, so either a play was done secretly with a club licence or it was done openly and had to be assessed along with everything else. – Timothy West

Usage examples for secretly

  1. Praise, even for an act he was secretly ashamed of, and gratitude, though he by no means recognised that he deserved it, were pleasant to him. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  2. Jennings said no more, but secretly wondered why Thomas had gone to visit Mrs. Herne. – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  3. Or," he hesitated slightly, " it may have been that he was secretly in great trouble and mental distress. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  4. It held my eyes for long, and I felt as though a love- letter had been secretly dropped in at my window. – The Fugitive by Rabindranath Tagore
  5. She was pleasantly sorry, and at the same time secretly glad. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams
  6. The five of them secretly admired, openly liked him, still. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  7. You have already told us that you went secretly to Dr. Wellesley's house in order that you might see him and, afterwards, the Mayor, Mr. Wallingford. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  8. For whether her thoughts were with him or away from him, he was secretly conscious of what she had told her husband, that there was for her, in one sense, but one man in the world. – The Locusts' Years by Mary Helen Fee
  9. I could go with the caravan miles farther and probably be safe; but if Pedro gets a messenger away secretly there is no telling what may happen. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  10. And I fled secretly at night, and buried myself here in the desert, to await the end of the world. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  11. Nor was this done secretly and without Luther's knowledge. – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  12. This done, he secretly left the hospital. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  13. Await upon me as to- morn secretly and in the field I shall make you a knight. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  14. Did he, too, secretly despise her now? – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  15. The good Cure married us secretly – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
  16. Barty looked secretly at his sister. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
  17. And so Beattie gave all the mother- love that was in her to Robin, but much of it secretly – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  18. I carried it home secretly and read it at night. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  19. Suppose I should say to you that I have a daughter who has secretly left me, so that I do not know what has become of her, and that her memory makes me anxious to serve you. – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  20. Then Alden came in and shook hands kindly with Rosemary, though he had been secretly annoyed when he learned she was coming. – Master of the Vineyard by Myrtle Reed