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Definition of Covert

Covert

  1. Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
  2. Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
  3. Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.
  4. A place that covers and protects; a shelter; a defense.
  5. One of the special feathers covering the bases of the quills of the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. of Bird.

Covert Quotations

Hibernation is a covert preparation for a more overt action.
Ralph Ellison

In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable.
Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Revolutionaries who come to power by force of arms usually have great crimes in their background. Leaders who survive campaigns by great powers to destroy them do not survive because they observe the niceties of law. Subversives who shape world events by covert action and violence work in shadows and detest the light of day.
Stephen Kinzer

I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua. The United States launched a covert war against another nation in violation of international law, a war that was wrong and immoral.
Bianca Jagger

You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in.
Arundhati Roy
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Covert Translations

covert in Spanish is abrigado
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