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Definitions of "private"

  • Secluded from the sight, presence, or intrusion of others: a private hideaway. adjective
  • Designed or intended for one's exclusive use: a private room. adjective
  • Of or confined to the individual; personal: a private joke; private opinions. adjective
  • Undertaken on an individual basis: private studies; private research. adjective
  • Of, relating to, or receiving special hospital services and privileges: a private patient. adjective
  • Not available for public use, control, or participation: a private club; a private party. adjective
  • Belonging to a particular person or persons, as opposed to the public or the government: private property. adjective
  • Of, relating to, or derived from nongovernment sources: private funding. adjective
  • Conducted and supported primarily by individuals or groups not affiliated with governmental agencies or corporations: a private college; a private sanatorium. adjective
  • Enrolled in or attending a private school: a private student. adjective
  • Not holding an official or public position: a private citizen. adjective
  • Not for public knowledge or disclosure; secret: private papers; a private communication. adjective
  • Not appropriate for use or display in public; intimate: private behavior; a private tragedy. adjective
  • Placing a high value on personal privacy: a private person. adjective
  • A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Army or Marine Corps that is below private first class. noun
  • One who holds this rank or a similar rank in a military organization. noun
  • Private parts. Often used with the. noun
  • go private To take a publicly owned company into private ownership, as by a leveraged buyout. idiom
  • in private Not in public; secretly or confidentially. idiom

The word "private" in example sentences

VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = '"Tax Farming" by Private Collectors Starts This Week at IRS'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'IRS to spend $75 million with 3 private collection agencies (GOP connected?) and give them \'personal, private\' information on 12,500 US taxpayers who owe less than $25,000.. [OpEdNews - Quicklink: "Tax Farming" by Private Collectors Starts This Week at IRS]

Re Shaun's comment on 4/1/05 see above that includes this sentence: "As I said before, my issue isn't with the sexual orientation, it's with people who lack the discretion to keep their private lives *private*"; and this one: "Were I to go into work Monday morning and regale my coworkers with tales of my sexual exploits, I'd likely lose my job.". [The Boundaries of Diversity]

But, by one who speaks without notes is generally understood one who has only memorised his leading ideas, and it is always a judicious practice for a beginner to rehearse his leading topics and their amplifications in private, _that he may test his memory_, and then _become familiar_ with a procedure _in private_ in order to be sure to be _perfect in it before the public_.. [Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget]

Instead of _taking_ "private property," Congress, by abolishing slavery, would say "_private property_ shall not be taken; and those who have been robbed of it already, shall be kept out of it no longer; and every man's right to his own body shall be protected.". [The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus]

Instead of _taking_ "private property," Congress, by abolishing slavery, would say "_private property_ shall not _be_ taken; and those who have been robbed of it already, shall be kept out of it no longer; and since every man's right to his own body is _paramount_, he shall be protected in it.". [The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4]

But, after all, one must earn enough to pay for the garret; and I confess that to grow old as a private tutor—or a ‘private’ anything—is almost as chilling to the imagination as a second secretaryship at Bucharest.. [XX. Book II]

But he may rest assured that I will not betray any of his private communications to me; I will not follow his example by basely exposing a _private letter; _ even should he again hire James. [Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 2]

II. i.223 (370,7) [My lips are no common, though several they be] _Several_, is an inclosed field of a private proprietor, so Maria says, _her lips_ are _private property_.. [Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies]

If you are content to allow the public access to some parts of your private life or are content to talk about some parts of it (when you're happy about something, or when it's going to benefit you), you cannot then deny the public access to your private life of refuse to talk about it * on the grounds that it's private*!. [The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed]

[keywords] = @keywords, [private] = @private, [category] = @category, [gallerymember] =. [ASP.NET Forums]

To such as wish my private advice -- _private_, I say, and sacredly confidential -- "He broke off and leaned out over the railing.. [The Clarion]

Here is an example of a loosely augmented module that will maintain private state across all augmentations: var MODULE = (function (my) {var _private = my. _private = my. _private | | {},. [The Watchmaker Project Tumblelog]

Whatever the origin of the term "private sector," it connotes a statist, even Soviet-style mindset that would marginalize the real economy.. [Obama Ignores Productive Economy]

In "Obama's Two Economies" Wonder Land, Sept. 15, Daniel Henninger subtly calls out the pervasive use of the term "private sector.". [Obama Ignores Productive Economy]

That people may tend to regard the real economy as a mere "sector" is no surprise given that academia, government and the media have long used the term "private sector" virtually exclusively, in place of more fitting terminology.. [Obama Ignores Productive Economy]

The use of the term "private sector" is disingenuous.. [Kenzo Shibata: Every Worker Deserves Sick Days - That Includes You]

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@GOPChairwoman: While @realDonaldTrump was successful in the private sector, career politicians enrich themselves by spending decades in…


@MaddowBlog: "The president has created this private channel where while you're lobbying him publicly, you can also pay him privately."…




@SebGorka: How about this “trope?” It’s ILLEGAL for you to be on the board of a PAC that’s funneling more than a million dollars to yo…


@caitymcollins @PrincetonUPress @nytimes So what is the important of sharing private of everything .it's paueshit s…

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  • Hyphenation pri vate


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