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  • n. Obsolete spelling of secrecy.


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  • The grace of thee in secresy and patentest display?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But a kind of secresy, an ambiguous atmosphere, encompassed, from the first, alike the speaker and the doctrine; and in that world of fluctuating and ambiguous characters, the alerter mind certainly, pondering on this novel reign of the spirit -- what it might actually be -- would hardly fail to find in

    Giordano Bruno

  • Yet since the sacrifice to which she had agreed must soon make it indisputably their own, she determined to deal with them openly; and acknowledged, therefore, in her letter, her marriage without disguise, but begged their patience and secresy, and promised, in a short time, the most honourable retribution and satisfaction.


  • The action of leaving her house, whether quietly or forcibly, could not but instantly authenticate the reports spread by the Egglestons of her marriage: to hope therefore for secresy any longer would be folly, and Mr


  • Regarding your question about why the need for secresy would be maintained after de Vere's death, there are as many possible answers to this as to why he would "put on an antic disposition" of disguise in the first place.

    NPR on the Shakespeare Authorship Question, Part One: Drama vs Realism

  • Favoured by the secresy of the ballot, it succeeded in placing its nominees in all the responsible offices in several of the States.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • But in all these things, she enjoins secresy, which the doctor has promised.


  • Again I enjoined strict secresy, as to this particular; which was promised by the widows, as well as for themselves, as for Miss

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Had you not made me think that I might glory in loving you, and that I might show her that I scorned her when she thought to promise me her secresy — her secresy, as though I were ashamed of what she had seen.

    The Claverings

  • Mr. Saul had exacted no promise of secresy from her; he was not a man to exact such promises.

    The Claverings


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