Usage examples for stealth

  1. Comely art thou, and young, and good is the price paid for thee, and may he who has purchased thee be not annoyed at the hour in which I bring thee, for in truth was thy mother against thy flight from the nest, being not awake to the advantages of the new bough upon which thou wouldst come to rest- therefore was I forced to bring thee by stealth. – Desert Love by Joan Conquest
  2. For Tom had been a scout and the arts of stealth and concealment and nature's resourceful disguises had been his. – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  3. I therefore got my clothing, some books, china and bedding by stealth, and the assistance of half a dozen families of neighbors. – Half a Century by Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm
  4. At length my conductor came to a full stop, and, looking me in the face, seemed again to be reproaching me for having left his village by stealth. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. But after Varus' rout, unseen till then, All eager for the glory to be his, By stealth came Juba: silent was his march; His only fear lest rumour should forestall His coming victory. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  6. The village looks at him by stealth, for it is afraid. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  7. And why the stealth? – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  8. But now you've squandered everything, and carry her off by stealth! – The Live Corpse by Leo Tolstoy
  9. To them its cry- most peculiar and startling at the love season, at other times described as like the wail of a child or of a traveller lost in the woods- aroused more terror than the nearest bark of the wolf; its stealth and cunning more than the strength and courage and address of the bear; its attack more than the rush of the majestic, resistless bison, or the furious pass with antlers lowered of the noble, ambereyed, infuriated elk. – The-Choir-Invisible by Allen, James Lane
  10. His feet were bare, the better for an errand of stealth in the night. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  11. All this had been done by stealth. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  12. The claim- jumper, on the contrary, must necessarily proceed by stealth, and, of course, rarely ventures on an attempt until he makes sure that the law will support him, because the man he means to rob has neglected some trivial requirement. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  13. Why this man should be leaving his own house by stealth and under the cover of darkness was an interesting problem. – The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories by Nicholas Carter
  14. He did not run, but advanced with the stealth of an American Indian stealing upon an enemy. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  15. " By stealth, and in silence, we hastened on to my house, where I found Adela, as you may suppose, in a state of agonised distress. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  16. No sooner was his host gone than Villon leaped from the chair on which he had just seated himself, and began examining the room, with the stealth and passion of a cat. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  17. I come near her by stealth, in order to enjoy her surprise. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt