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synonyms for privily

  • clandestinely
  • covertly
  • furtively
  • personally
  • privately
  • quietly
  • stealthily
  • surreptitiously
  • behind closed doors
  • behind someone's back
  • by stealth
  • confidentially
  • hush-hush
  • in camera
  • in confidence
  • in holes and corners
  • in secret
  • in strict confidence
  • insidiously
  • intimately
  • obscurely
  • on the Q.T.
  • on the quiet
  • on the sly
  • slyly
  • sub-rosa
  • under the table
  • underhandedly
  • unobserved
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antonyms for privily

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  • publicly
  • openly
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How to use privily in a sentence

Now faring with the King was one Gamal, & he rode up to one of the peasants who was a friend of his and spoke privily with him.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
Item, Because in the convents of women men come not but underhand, privily, and by stealth?
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, RESTRICTED TO PROSE, VOL. VII (OF X)--CONTINENTAL EUROPE IVARIOUS
Being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, he was minded to put her away privily.
OUR LADY SAINT MARYJ. G. H. BARRY
Then Joseph her husband being a just man, and not wishing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.
THE BIBLEJOHN E. REMSBURG
Hast thou noted of her that whiles she goeth away privily by night and cloud?
THE WATER OF THE WONDROUS ISLESWILLIAM MORRIS
And the queen sent privily on her part spies to know what deeds he had done, for great love was between them twain.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, VOLUME II (OF II)THOMAS MALORY
But Anglides privily gat her husband's doublet and his shirt, and that she kept secretly.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, VOLUME II (OF II)THOMAS MALORY
And then the good Prince Boudwin, at the landing, he raised the country privily and hastily.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, VOLUME II (OF II)THOMAS MALORY
And when mass was done the king and the queen opened the letters privily by themself.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, VOLUME II (OF II)THOMAS MALORY
I may never believe, said Palomides, that King Arthur will ride so privily as a poor errant knight.
LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, VOLUME II (OF II)THOMAS MALORY
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