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secret

Liturgy a variable prayer, part of the Mass, said by the celebrant after the offertory and before the preface
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For the second, which is dissimulation; it followeth many times upon secrecy, by a necessity; so that he that will be secret, must be a dissembler in some degree.
At the heart of it his mother presided, inflexible of face, indomitable of will, firmly holding all the secrets of her own and his father's life, and austerely opposing herself, front to front, to the great final secret of all life.
Save thy sword, O Mighty Warrior, for thou shalt need it more where it will avail to some purpose--shatter it not against senseless metal which yields better to the lightest finger touch of one who knows its secret.
My mother has wasted under the Secret half her lifetime.
He sprung his secret about Huck's share in the adventure in the finest dramatic manner he was master of, but the surprise it occasioned was largely counterfeit and not as clamorous and effusive as it might have been under happier circumstances.
I can easily explain to you what I mean by a Secret Trust.
Then the strong-rooms underground, at Tellson's, with such of their valuable stores and secrets as were known to the passenger (and it was not a little that he knew about them), opened before him, and he went in among them with the great keys and the feebly-burning candle, and found them safe, and strong, and sound, and still, just as he had last seen them.
If no one found out about the secret garden, she should enjoy herself always.
The eyes of the wrinkled scholar glowed so intensely upon her, that Hester Prynne clasped her hand over her heart, dreading lest he should read the secret there at once.
Own it plainly, Lucy, if I am asking too much in asking you to keep a secret from your husband.
Julia--Miss Warren--you tear my secret from me before its time--I love you, Julia, and would wish to make you my wife.
She showed him the secret of so many secrets that, for a moment, Colbert thought he was doing business with the devil.