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  • as inoff the record
  • as insecretive

synonyms for in private

  • arcane
  • backdoor
  • classified
  • hush-hush
  • hushed
  • inside
  • not for publication
  • not public
  • on the Q.T.
  • private
  • privy
  • secret
  • unofficial
  • covert
  • enigmatic
  • reticent
  • taciturn
  • backstairs
  • buttoned-up
  • cagey
  • clammed up
  • close
  • close-mouthed
  • cryptic
  • feline
  • furtive
  • hushed
  • in chambers
  • in privacy
  • in the background
  • in the dark
  • on the Q.T.
  • reserved
  • silent
  • tight-lipped
  • undercover
  • unforthcoming
  • withdrawn
  • zipped
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How to use in private in a sentence

Dean Swift was indeed a misanthrope by theory, however he may have made exception to private life.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The private chapel, built out from the house on the side next Calne, had not been used for years and years.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
Proof was given to him, of Elizabeth having admitted Ripperda to private political discussions in the Altheim apartments.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
The two enjoyed a mutual understanding from which he was excluded, a private intimacy that was spiritual, mental,— physical.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
After having lessons from private instructors, this artist studied under Lenbach.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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WORDS RELATED TO IN PRIVATE

  • arcane
  • backdoor
  • classified
  • hush-hush
  • hushed
  • in private
  • inside
  • not for publication
  • not public
  • on the Q.T.
  • private
  • privy
  • secret
  • unofficial
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.