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Secretly vs. Stealthily

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Secretly

"Secretly" is a popular song. It was written by Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Mark Markwell, and Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore and published in 1958.
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Stealthily

Marked by or acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice.
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Secretly

Kept hidden from knowledge or view; concealed
A secret identity.
A secret passageway.
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Stealthily

In a stealthy manner, furtively.
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Secretly

Not expressed; inward
Secret desires.
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Stealthily

In a stealthy manner.
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Secretly

Given to keeping one's thoughts and activities unknown to others; secretive
"Scrooge ... was secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster" (Charles Dickens).
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Stealthily

In a stealthy manner;
Stealthily they advanced upstream
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Secretly

Not revealing a secret or not given to revealing secrets
"She boasted ... that he did tell her. But he didn't. He was secret as the grave" (Ruth Prawer Jhabvala).
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Secretly

Operating in a hidden or confidential manner
A secret commission.
A secret agent.
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Secretly

Containing information, the unauthorized disclosure of which poses a grave threat to national security.
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Secretly

Not much visited; secluded
A secret hiding place.
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Secretly

Known or shared only by the initiated
Secret rites.
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Secretly

Beyond ordinary understanding; mysterious
"like Pan, calling out with his flute to come join in on the secret chaos of the world" (Rick Bass).
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Secretly

Something that is kept out of the knowledge or sight of others or is known only to oneself or a few
Wanted to have no secrets between them.
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Secretly

Something that remains beyond understanding or explanation; a mystery
Unlocking the secrets of the atom.
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Secretly

A method or formula for doing or making something well, especially when not widely known
The secret of this dish is in the sauce.
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Secretly

Secret A variable prayer said after the Offertory and before the Preface in the Mass.
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Secretly

In secret, covertly.
Mary cheated secretly in the test, and never got caught.
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Secretly

In a secret manner.
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Secretly

In secrecy; not openly;
Met secretly to discuss the invasion plans
The children secretly went to the movies when they were supposed to be at the library
They arranged to meet in secret
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Secretly

Not openly; inwardly;
They were secretly delighted at his embarrassment
Hoped secretly she would change her mind
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