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Princeton's WordNet

  1. privately, in private, in cameraadverb

    kept private or confined to those intimately concerned

    "it was discussed privately between the two men"; "privately, she thought differently"; "some member of his own party hoped privately for his defeat"; "he was questioned in private"

  2. privatelyadverb

    by a private person or interest

    "a privately financed campaign"


  1. privatelyadverb

    In a private manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Privatelyadverb

    Secretly; not openly.

    Etymology: from private.

    There, this night,
    We’ll pass the business privately and well. William Shakespeare.

    And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately. Mat. xxiv. 3.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Privatelyadverb

    in a private manner; not openly; without the presence of others

  2. Privatelyadverb

    in a manner affecting an individual; personally not officially; as, he is not privately benefited

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'privately' in Adverbs Frequency: #396

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of privately in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of privately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of privately in a Sentence

  1. Cui Tiankai:

    Everybody knows Huawei is a privately owned company. It is just a normal Chinese private company, so all the action taken against Huawei are politically motivated.

  2. Australian Rosewall:

    I was staying privately with Philippe Chatrier, who was then the (vice) president of the French Tennis Federation, when they were having the big demonstration ... Philippe said to me: 'I've got to go to this, this is part of history', so he went off and I stayed at his place.

  3. Roy Blunt:

    Not would the witness tell us something we might not know because we just like to know ? but would the witness change the result -- and is it worth continuing to reward the bad performance of The White House to stretch this out and for not a change in the outcome?Under the Senate resolution governing the impeachment trial, the Senate will have four hours of debate on a motion about whether subpoenas for witnesses and documents are in order -- once the The White House impeachment managers and Trump's defense team make their opening arguments and after senators ask up to 16 hours of questions. After that four-hour debate, the Senate will vote on whether it should consider any motion to subpoena witnesses or documents. If there are 51 votes for that measure, a subpoena would be issued only if the Senate were to approve another motion naming the individual or documents that is backed by a majority of senators. Any witnesses would first be deposed privately before the Senate would vote on whether to make their testimony public.In addition to Lisa Murkowski, the focus has been on Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine, both of whom have signaled a willingness to hear from witnesses. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a retiring Tennessee Republican who is an institutionalist and a close McConnell ally, has not ruled out subpoenas either. But a GOP source close to the group of swing senators argues that the possibility of a drawn-out court fight will weigh heavily, including on Alexander.On Thursday, Lamar Alexander indicated Lamar Alexander had not yet made up Lamar Alexander mind about supporting subpoenas for witnesses and documents.

  4. Axel Heidenreich:

    The significant age difference, however, raises the question if (privately insured) patients have better access to the healthcare system in terms of early detection of prostate cancer as compared to the Medicare patients.

  5. Rod Rosenstein:

    There have been people who have been making threats privately and publicly against me for quite some time and I think they should understand by now the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted.

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