It was about secrecy - and deception.
I assumed we'd discuss our latest findings but Howie, ever hyper in the secrecy department, disallowed any mention our activities in public.
"Thank god Howie pledged us to secrecy," I said.
God, if this ability became widespread, it would be an assault of secrecy itself!
Our need for secrecy, all five of us, extended far beyond personal culpability.
"I may have violated our secrecy code," I told her as I slipped into bed.
In the paramilitary organization that relied on secrecy and loyalty to survive, the soldiers followed the man they trusted most.
Winston stressed the secrecy of the location.
He was sworn to secrecy anyway.
He was sworn to secrecy, but he was still asking for her input in the only way he could.
The secrecy of its deliberations and the rapidity with which it could act made it a useful adjunct to the constitution, and it gradually absorbed many of the more important functions of the state.
He was vicegerent of Octavian during the campaign of Actium, when, with great promptness and secrecy, he crushed the conspiracy of the younger Lepidus; and during the subsequent absences of his chief in the provinces he again held the same position.
That such vast excavations should have been made without attracting attention, and that such an immense number of corpses could have been carried to burial in perfect secrecy is utterly impossible.
Nor have we the slightest trace of any official interference with Christian burials, such as would render secrecy necessary or desirable.
We may then completely dismiss the notion of there being any studied secrecy in connexion with the early Christian cemeteries, and proceed to inquire into the mode of their formation.
Secrecy, while occasionally necessary, is less desirable than openness.
There is as much secrecy about the cooking as if he had a design to poison you.
A propos of marriages: do you know that a while ago that universal auntie Anna Mikhaylovna told me, under the seal of strict secrecy, of a plan of marriage for you.
Had Helene herself shown the least sign of hesitation, shame, or secrecy, her cause would certainly have been lost; but not only did she show no signs of secrecy or shame, on the contrary, with good-natured naivete she told her intimate friends (and these were all Petersburg) that both the prince and the magnate had proposed to her and that she loved both and was afraid of grieving either.
The secrecy of the undertaking heightened its charm and they marched gaily.