Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a private or secret manner; not openly or publicly.
- In a manner affecting an individual; personally: as, he is not privately benefited.
- adv. In a private manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a private manner; not openly; without the presence of others.
- adv. In a manner affecting an individual; personally; not officially.
- adv. kept private or confined to those intimately concerned
- adv. by a private person or interest
- private + -ly (Wiktionary)
“It was where she had asked for a word privately with him the minute they learned the cause of the illness her son and the others were suffering from.”
“Indeed, the contract between the city and the Paulsons states that the Paulsons will "assist" the city in privately selling the bonds.”
“The only difference here is that the city controls soldier field and the united center in privately owned!”
“So for Drum, and I presume for much of the Left, the suggestion that a government service be managed privately is just as bad as the suggestion that the service be ended.”
“The plazas created by these agreements are called "privately owned public spaces," or "POPS," and the city has lots of them.”
“A new system of restraining troublesome children in privately run youth jails has still not come into effect six years after the deaths of two teenagers, the Ministry of Justice confirmed tonight.”
“Here it is: 'What's the process for responding to sisters who dissent publicly or privately from the authoritative teaching of the Church?”
“What Clinton is alleged to have said privately strikes me as exponentially more offensive than these comments made, again privately, by Harry Reid.”
“And yet the reaction of the financial industry has been to complain privately that the crisis is largely a fabrication of public-interest lawyers and class-action attorneys intent on using the legal process to pick the pockets of banks and investors.”
“Unlike the vast majority of British teams, which remain privately owned, Spain 's two most decorated clubs, both belong to their fans, hundreds of thousands of them, who as associate members elect a club president every few years.”
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