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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

In examining the CIA's past and present use of the U.S. media, the Committee finds two reasons for concern. The first is the potential, inherent in covert media operations, for manipulating or incidentally misleading the American public.
Frank Church

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

In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear.
Breyten Breytenbach
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Covert Translations

covert in Spanish is abrigado
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