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  1. simple past tense and past participle of secret
    • 1625: Francis Lo. Uervlam, Viscount St. Alban, The Essayes or Covnsels, Civill and Morall, essay VI: Of Simulation and Dissimulation, page 22 (third author’s edition; London, Printed by Iohn Haviland for Hanna Barret)
      For if a Man, haue that Penetration of Iudgment, as he can discerne, what Things are to be laid open, and what to be secretted, and what to be shewed at Halfe lights, and to whom, and when, (which indeed are Arts of State, and Arts of Life, as Tacitus well calleth them) to him, a Habit of Dissimulation, is a Hinderance, and a Poorenesse.
    • 2007: Greg Hamerton, The Riddler’s Gift — First Tale of the Lifesong, page 97 (Eternity Press; →ISBN
      He remembered the way the girl had stared at him, as blood had coursed down her face from the broken glass of his arrival. A pretty face, clear-eyed, smooth-cheeked; she would be easy to find. She would be amusing as well. She would tell him if she had secretted the talisman away. She would scream it to him. After that, he was sure of one thing. The last member of the Gifter’s family had to be silenced.