surreptitiously printed, which he accomplished.
It is thus different from legal fiction, by which a new rule is introduced surreptitiously, and under the pretence that no change has been made in the law, and from statutory legislation, in which the obligatory force of the rule is not supposed to depend upon its intrinsic fitness.
The introduction of secular books and papers, more or less surreptitiously, helped to spread the seeds of sedition.
About 75,000 arms are supposed to have been surreptitiously sent to California by the secessionist Secretary of War, J.
A sluice surreptitiously opened during a dark night and allowed to run for six hours may quite possibly double the value of his crop, but apparently the law is not often broken.
Betsy and Martha surreptitiously scoured the media for results, in spite of our agreement not to do so.
When his purpose became known to the Masons, Morgan was subjected to frequent annoyances, and finally in September 1826 he was seized and surreptitiously conveyed to Fort Niagara, whence he disappeared.
At the time of the Vatican Council (1869-1870) he was known to be opposed to the definition of Papal infallibility, and in a private letter to his bishop (Ullathorne), surreptitiously published, he denounced the "insolent and aggressive faction" that had pushed the matter forward.
In recent years attempts have been made by Albanians resident abroad to propagate the national idea among their compatriots at home; committees have been formed at Brussels, Bucharest, Athens and elsewhere, and books, pamphlets and newspapers are surreptitiously sent into the country.
In 1776 some specimens of Schiller's lyric poetry had appeared in a magazine, and in1777-1778he completed his drama, Die Rduber, which was read surreptitiously to an admiring circle of schoolmates.
The Museum of Fine Arts at Boston also obtained in 1914 a masterpiece surreptitiously excavated and smuggled out of Crete, an exquisite gold and ivory statuette of the snake goddess or her votary.
Owing to the protests of the Dominicans and other regulars, the book was prohibited in 1760, but the second part was issued surreptitiously in 1768.
Alex was also known to surreptitiously take a little sip himself now and then.
Hunted down by the Inquisition and quickly abandoned by the nobles of the district, the Albigenses became more and more scattered, hiding in the forests and mountains, and only meeting surreptitiously.
The inadequate number of steaks was surreptitiously replaced with hamburgers after the women were talked into staying for dinner.
"Miss Turnbull sounds fat," he mumbled as he surreptitiously dropped morsels to Mrs. Lincoln, the Dean's cat, who tried to remain anonymous behind his legs.
A letter to Voltaire on his poem about the Lisbon earthquake embittered the dislike between the two, being surreptitiously published.
People flocked to see dissections of executed criminals, whose corpses had been surreptitiously yanked from scaffolds, or wrestled away from waiting families.
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